Caramelized Onion Eggplant Dip Recipe

Dionne Baldwin | Try Anything Once

Caramelized Onion Eggplant Dip is the ideal addition to any potluck or picnic! Serve warm or make ahead and spread on crackers or crostini and your guests will love it.

Spread on crackers or used as a dip, this caramelized eggplant dip is a pleasantly savory surprise! Ideal for first time eggplant triers, the flavor is subtle and the onions really shine, so to speak.

You can always serve this right away as a warm dip, but I love to make this ahead and take it to potlucks and picnics.

In the summer and fall, my daughter and I go on quite a few picnics and the stress-free way to prepare is to make ahead. Same for potlucks, and there are quite a few of those that happen all year long!

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I don’t always say there’s eggplant in this dish ahead of time. Usually I ask if there are any food allergies, then put this out for people to dig in.

So far, I haven’t had anyone say they don’t care for it. :) I take that as a compliment.

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My love for eggplant began with my first bite of eggplant gratin. It wasn’t grassy or unpleasant and I must credit the step of salting both sides.

They call that sweating the eggplant, which in my opinion is a must. Then there was eggplant caviar, which is just softened eggplant with a few spices.

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Not as fancy as the name implies. I love that one too.

Crostini would be perfect to make with this dip too, if you’re preparing for a party at home! What do you think you’d serve with this caramelized onion eggplant dip?

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Caramelized Onion Eggplant Dip Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 4 medium Onions
  • 1 large Eggplant, 1 pound


  1. Peel and slice the eggplant.
  2. Sprinkle salt on both sides and let the eggplant rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat large pan on medium high, lightly oiled. You’ll need a lid.
  4. Peel and slice the onion.
  5. Pat the eggplant slices on both sides with a paper towel.
  6. Cut into cubes.
  7. Add onion and eggplant to the pan.
  8. Stir periodically for 45-50 minutes until eggplant and onions are tender.
  9. Remove the lid and let the liquid cook down, stirring occasionally.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Store in container overnight.
  12. You can serve warm right away or store in the fridge to make ahead.


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Author: Dionne Baldwin
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 2
Calories 74

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 5mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 7g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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Dionne Baldwin will Try Anything Once, and that's how she named her blog too. She loves snacks and appetizers, and we love her, so she's our newest Appetizer Fanatic!

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