Caramelized onions are quickly making their way to my ever-growing list of favorite foods. They are good with goat cheese, fabulous on crostini and amazing in dips. I recently brought some bean dip to a friends house but wanted to add something to make it a little bit different and figured that caramelized onions would be the way to go. It added an almost smokey element and a little texture to the dip.

Caramelized Onion & Bean Dip

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 can navy beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 can garbanzo beans, rinsed
  • salt & pepper

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in pan and add onions, stirring occasionally until onions are turning dark and caramelizing. Pulse beans with other Tbsp olive oil and season with salt & pepper in food processor to desired consistency. Add onions and pulse to combine. Serve with crudites, crackers, bread, etc.

14 Comments ( Reply )

  1. cozydelicious
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    I adore carmelized onions on or in anything and everything. I put them on pizza, in scrambled eggs, on sandwiches, but I’ve never added them to bean dip. And this looks so yummy – especially since you pictures are adorable! I love your little spoons.

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  2. cozydelicious
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    I adore carmelized onions on or in anything and everything. I put them on pizza, in scrambled eggs, on sandwiches, but I’ve never added them to bean dip. And this looks so yummy – especially since you pictures are adorable! I love your little spoons.

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  3. Tracey
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    I’m expecting my husband to pop up behind me and tell me I need to make this dip:) He loves carmelized onions and dip so what could be better.
    I always enjoy reading about the food you make and your pictures are wonderful!

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  4. Tracey
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    I’m expecting my husband to pop up behind me and tell me I need to make this dip:) He loves carmelized onions and dip so what could be better.
    I always enjoy reading about the food you make and your pictures are wonderful!

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  5. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    Love the photos… and the dip sounds yummy :)

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  6. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    Love the photos… and the dip sounds yummy :)

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  7. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 10:49 am

    This looks delicious! I love the flavor combos!!

    Great photos too :)

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  8. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 10:49 am

    This looks delicious! I love the flavor combos!!

    Great photos too :)

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  9. Holly
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    ummm…this look fantastic! LOVE the photography on this!

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  10. Holly
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    ummm…this look fantastic! LOVE the photography on this!

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  11. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    What a great way to mix up the flavors. Fabulous presentation!

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  12. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 11, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    What a great way to mix up the flavors. Fabulous presentation!

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  13. LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils
    Mar 12, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    I love how you arranged this one! the pictures are beautiful.

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  14. LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils
    Mar 12, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

    I love how you arranged this one! the pictures are beautiful.

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