Heluva Good Inspired Onion Dip

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
3 h 1 h 15
Heluva Good Inspired Onion Dip
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1 1/2 cup Yellow onion (finely chopped)
2 tbsp Butter, unsalted (or coconut or olive oil)
1 pinch Sea salt, fine
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder))
1 1/4 cup Sour cream, 14% M.F. (or cashew sour cream if dairy free)
1/4 cup Mayonnaise (or cashew sour cream if dairy free)
1/4 tsp Celery salt (or 1/8 salt and 1/8 celery seed)
1 dash White pepper (to taste; or black pepper)
1 dash Cumin (optional)
1 1/2 tbsp Parsley, fresh (chopped)
1/2 tsp Coconut aminos, Coconut Secret (to taste; or tamari)
1/2 tsp Gelatin dry powder, unsweetened (optional for thicker consistency)
2 tbsp Coconut milk, sweetened (optional for thicker consistency)


  1. Heat butter in a large saute pan over med heat. Add diced onions and pinch of sea salt and stir. Saute for 30-40 minutes to caramelize, stirring occasionally . Turn heat lower if needed to prevent onions from burning (I cook mine over low heat).
  2. Add a little water to pan if needed to prevent onions from sticking. Cook for up to an hour if needed. Add garlic and saute for another 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Put sour cream in food processor. Add about a tbsp of the caramelized onions and the parsley to the food processor. Process until smooth.
  4. Mix in mayo, coconut aminos, and spices, then stir in the remaining caramelized onions.
  5. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate dip for at least 6 hours or overnight for best taste (if you're in a hurry, a few hours is good enough). 


Optional gelatin: This gives the dip a similar thickness to Heluva Good dip. It is not necessary for taste. Without it the dip will be thinner but still tasty. Put coconut milk or water in a small saucepan. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp gelatin over the top and mix. Put on very low heat until gelatin dissolves completely. Turn off and let sit until just cool to the touch. Add to prepared dip and mix well. Dip should thicken after several hours in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 82
Calories from fat 64
Calories from saturated fat 28.2
Total Fat 7.1 g
Saturated Fat 3.1 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Cholesterol 12.7 mg
Sodium 77 mg
Potassium 74 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Sugars 0.9 g
Protein 1.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Milk Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 0.2

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