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Creamy Triple Onion Dip
Makes About 2 Cups
*2 tablespoons good-quality olive oil
*2 sweet onions, such as Vidalia or Maui, cut into small dice
*3 scallions, chopped
*1 tablespoon sugar
*2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
*1/4 cup sour cream
*1/4 cup mayonnaise
*3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
*Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
*1 plum or Roma tomato, cored, seeded and finely diced
*Tortilla chips or crostini for serving
1Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook, covered, stirring often, until onions are soft and translucent, about 8-10 minutes.
2Uncover, reduce heat to low and continue to saute, stirring occasionally, until onions are completely soft and beginning to caramelize, about 15 minutes. Add scallions and continue to saute 5 minutes more.
3Add sugar and continue to saute, stirring constantly, until onions achieve a golden caramel color, about 5-7 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and stir to combine. Cook long enough to allow the vinegar to evaporate. Transfer to a mixing bowl and let cool.
4Add sour cream, mayonnaise and chives to cooled onion mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill in refrigerator for 3 hours or more. (Can be made up to 2 days before serving.)
5When ready to serve, top with diced tomato. Serve with tortilla chips or crostini.