Smokey Onion Dip

Pair this Smokey Onion Dip with chips or veggies as a perfect appetizer for your next summer barbecue!

Pair this Smokey Onion Dip with chips or veggies as a perfect appetizer for your next summer barbecue!

Summer is basically Canadian BBQ season, a whole two months of perfect BBQ weather.  I know we all know that one person who thinks nothing of standing outside in a blizzard or torrential rain just for a little barbecued meat, (ahem.. dad!).  Personally I prefer grilling in the shade on a hot, sunny day whether its just family dinner or a backyard party with my friends.

Of course, the most important part of BBQ season is the food! 

I love burgers and sausages, fresh grilled fish, and chicken loaded with barbecue sauce.  The best part of hosting a summer barbecue party though are the appetizers!  You are almost always guaranteed to find a delicious dip.

Pair this Smokey Onion Dip with chips or veggies as a perfect appetizer for your next summer barbecue!

When it comes to making a great dip, sour cream is the perfect base to use when experimenting with something new.  It works well with both savoury and sweet dips and during the summer season we always tend to have a tub or two of sour cream sitting in our fridge waiting to be used as a condiment or in a delicious recipe!

 

Pair this Smokey Onion Dip with chips or veggies as a perfect appetizer for your next summer barbecue!

Gay Lea’s Gold Premium Sour Cream has been my go-to choice for Sour Cream since I first discovered it.  It is incredibly rich, silky, decadent, and reminiscent of Crème fraîche.    It is available in Ontario only in the 425 ml size.  Gay Lea’s Sour Cream also comes in Regular, Low Fat, Fat Free and Lactose Free.

When it comes to this Smokey Onion Dip I was able to do away with adding mayonnaise to thicken it up as Gay Lea’s Gold Premium Sour Cream is so incredibly rich as it is.  If you are not in Ontario and want to recreate this recipe simply use half Gay Lea’s Regular Sour Cream and half Mayonnaise.

 

Pair this Smokey Onion Dip with chips or veggies as a perfect appetizer for your next summer barbecue!

Smokey Onion Dip

Ingredients:

1 Large Spanish Onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1/4 cup Butter

425 ml Container Gay Lea’s Gold Premium Sour Cream

1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 tsp smoked paprika

Salt and Pepper

 

Pair this Smokey Onion Dip with chips or veggies as a perfect appetizer for your next summer barbecue!

Directions:

In a large skillet, melt butter and oil together over medium heat and saute onion until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes.

Allow onions to cool then add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until as smooth as you prefer.

If the mixture is too thin, refrigerate until cool and it will thicken up.

Transfer to a serving dish and serve with potato chips.

 

Pair this Smokey Onion Dip with chips or veggies as a perfect appetizer for your next summer barbecue!

 

Smokey Onion Dip
Ingredients
  • 1 Large Spanish Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 425 ml Container Gay Lea’s Gold Premium Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, melt butter and oil together over medium heat and saute onion until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  2. Allow onions to cool then add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until as smooth as you prefer.
  3. If the mixture is too thin, refrigerate until cool and it will thicken up.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with potato chips.

 

Pair this Smokey Onion Dip with chips or veggies as a perfect appetizer for your next summer barbecue!

 

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Pair this Smokey Onion Dip with chips or veggies as a perfect appetizer for your next summer barbecue!

 

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

 

245 thoughts on “Smokey Onion Dip

  1. I am making a cheesecake for a party this weekend using Gay Lea Sour Cream and Whipped Cream 🙂 Also an Ambrosia Salad with Sour Cream.

  2. I plan on making salsa dip with sour cream and I plan on eating lots of sour cream on baked potatoes and quesadias

  3. Besides this awesome Smoky Onion Dip, and other dips, I’d have to use Gay Lea sour cream in my favourite Bacon Mushroom pasta, and on yummy baked potatoes!

  4. Gay Lea’s Gold Premium Sour Cream is my favourite too! It is so awesome for making dips and I would love to try your Smokey Onion Dip! It looks delicious! I also love to make a classic spinach dip. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Gaylea Sour Cream, fresh Ontario strawberries and brown sugar; each in their own bowl so you can dip as you wish. With such beautiful ingredients, they don’t need anything else!

  6. I would Gay Lea sour cream straight up on baked potato’s.I would also use it to make dips for fruits & veggies and use it in many recipes such as twice baked potato’s , potato’s au gratin . So many way’s to use this delicious product 🙂

  7. I love using their Gold Premium Sour Cream right out of the container but also look forward to trying it in an artichoke dip. Mmm. Thanks for the chance!!! 🙂

  8. I would make summer fruit cheesecake. Cheesecake made with cream cheese sour cream and gelatin and fruit with graham cracker crust

  9. I always make my own dips for chips and veggies. I use different herbs, spices and soup mixes and always mix with Gay Lea sour cream.

  10. I always use Gay Lea Sour Cream, mayonaise and fresh dill to make the best ever dipping sauce for chicken fingers. For a sweeter sauce I just add honey too

  11. I would make strawberry short cake with all the fresh strawberries i have! and add whipping cream on top

  12. Hard to pick just one thing I will make as I make a lot of stuff with Gaylea products as a base. I use a ton of sour cream, from using it for dips from chips to veggies, to making a dip for nachos . I also infuse sour cream with fresh dill and garlic for use with roasted potatoes. Love Gaylea products. Thanks for your recipe will have to give it a try .

  13. I use Gay Lea butter daily and the 0% fat free sour cream in onion soup dip and of course with our baked potatoes. I will try these new dip recipes too when we entertain at BBQ parties.

  14. I’ll be making hashbrown casserole. It’s our traditional first breakfast on our annual camping trip.

  15. I use Gay Lea butter in everything I bake from cakes, to pies, to cookies. I love taking sweets to every BBQ I am invited too.

  16. I’d make loaded baked potatoes, sour cream mashed potatoes., creamy jalapento dip. There is so much to make!

  17. There are so many different, easy dips to make with GayLea sour cream, but if I had to choose one, it would be a garden herb dip.

  18. My children love making shortbread chocolate chip cookies with GayLea Butter. They are so easy and delicious.

  19. I would love to make loaded baked potatoes, but gay lea products are not available in western canada. I hear they are amazing quality though!

  20. So strange, I just bought sour-cream on my way home from work to make dill dip. My garden has so much dill right now, love dill!

  21. Would love to grill some Greek sausages and try the onion dip with sour cream and some cucumbers and tomatoes.

  22. my mom always made lots of jello salads in the summer, my favourite is rainbow/ribbon jello. We always made our with sour cream, some use cool whip, but sour cream version is so much nicer.

  23. I haven’t tried smoky onion dip before, so will try that with chips and veggies. Sour cream with baked potatoes and pierogies. Real whipped cream with fruit and iced hot chocolate. A lot of great products with many uses, I need to try new recipes!

  24. Oh a lot of different dips for sure. We love snacking on chips and dips while we chat outside! The first dip that comes to mind is a fresh spinach dip. We all love spinach dip.

  25. We really like the whipped cream, and it’s a great time for pancake or waffles with whipped cream and fresh berries.

  26. We make chives and garlic dip with sour cream, mayonnaise, chives and garlic powder. Using dips helps encourage the kids to eat their raw veggies.

  27. I would make that awesome Smoky Onion Dip and I’d use the delicious Gay Lea sour cream on my baked potatoes – YUMMY

  28. I use Gay Lea in my baking mostly. After picking fruit in pie or cakes. Sour cream does wonders for some cakes and quick breads.

  29. I’d make my Mexican taco layer dip…so good. But I also love sour cream on my baked taters and in hashbrown casserole. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  30. Normally I would say that I would make a spinach and artichoke dip, but the smokey onion dip sounds pretty tempting…

  31. I’m definitely going to try that smokey onion dip, although I may add some chives from the garden and maybe some cheddar as well.

  32. I’m going to try this dip only with pickles – I think. I love pickle dip and it shouldn’t be that hard to sub it in with a little dill and pickles cut up.

    M

  33. I would like to make some Banana Coconut Shortbread Stacks using GAY LEA – Regular Whipped Cream & GAY LEA – Unsalted Butter.

  34. Well I must try this dip since I love onion dips!!! Thanks for the recipe. I have pinned it for later use. Which won’t be long!!!! 🙂 I will have to check on the smoked paprika as I only have the regular and did not know there was another type.

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