Gluten Free Onion Dip

Gluten-Free Classic Onion Dip Recipe

What’s a party without a creamy, addictive onion dip appetizer? This dip re-creates that classic made with dry soup mix and sour cream, without any of the artificial or unhealthy ingredients. Caramelizing the onions takes a bit of time, but the prep is super easy, and the results are stellar!

Gluten Free Onion Dip Recipe

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Gluten Free Onion Dip
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Gluten-Free Classic Onion Dip Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Chill time3 hrs
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 745kcal
Author: Ricki Heller


  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ - ¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons vegetable broth or stock divided
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry sweetener I used monkfruit
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast


  • In a large nonstick frypan over medium heat, heat the onions with the olive oil and stir frequently until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add ½ cup of the broth, stir, lower the heat and cover the pan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until the onions are deep golden brown and all the liquid is absorbed. If the onions need more cooking time, add a splash more broth and keep cooking. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile, place the cashews in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let cool to room temperature while you cook the onions.
  • Drain the cooled cashews and place in a high-speed blender with the lemon juice, vinegar, sweetener, coconut oil, salt, nutritional yeast and 3 tablespoons vegetable broth. Blend until silky smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer the cashew mixture to a serving bowl and add the cooked onions, along with any olive oil left in the pan. Stir to combine well. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 3 hours. Serve with chips or raw vegetables. Will keep, covered in the refrigerator, up to 4 days.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Classic Onion Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 745 Calories from Fat 567
% Daily Value*
Fat 63g97%
Saturated Fat 25g125%
Sodium 656mg27%
Potassium 767mg22%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. cake lover
    January 25, 2019

    nice and easy recipe dear thank you for share

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