Caramelized Leek Dip

Caramelized leeks, fresh scallions and chives give this French-onion-inspired dip a triple hit of allium flavor. Serve with crudités and potato chips.

Caramelized Leek Dip
Photo: Johnny Autry
Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 medium leeks, white & light green parts only, finely diced

  • 1 tablespoon white wine

  • ¾ cup low-fat plain yogurt

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Add wine, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, scallions, chives, lemon juice, cayenne, salt and pepper. Stir in the cooled leeks.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
10g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Vitamin A 332IU 7%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Potassium 67mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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