Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Green Mile Viewing Nosh

Diehard "American Idol" viewers will remember Sarah Sellers as the geek-chic food blogger who made it to Hollywood Week last year. (Watch her Season 10 audition here.) Sarah has since continued her food-blogging, and has been cooking up scrumptious snack suggestions for any "Idol" viewing party and posting them here in Reality Rocks each week.

Last night, 14 of Season 11's top 24 learned their fate, and tonight, the remaining 10 semifinalists will be revealed. Judging from how yesterday's show cliffhangingly ended--with the high-strung Adam Brock weeping uncontrollably as he awaited his news--it's likely that tonight's part 2 Green Mile episode will be filled with tears and sugary schmaltz. So what better recipe for tonight's snack than caramelized onion dip, right?

Caramelized Onion Dip


▪ 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
▪ 2 small yellow onions, diced
▪ 1/4 tsp kosher salt
▪ 1/4 tsp white pepper
▪ 1/2 tsp garlic powder
▪ 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
▪ 1 tbsp Worcestershire
▪ 1 1/4 cup light sour cream
▪ 4 oz less-fat cream cheese
▪ chopped chives for garnish

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions and next four ingredients, through the thyme, and sauté until rich and golden-brown, stirring frequently. When onions are nice and caramelized, around 20-25 minutes, stir in the Worcestershire and scrape up any brown bits. Simmer until the excess liquid has evaporated. Remove from the pan and cool.

In a large bowl, mix together the sour cream and cream cheese until nice and smooth. Stir in the onions and top with the chopped chives.

Serve with raw veggies or pita chips.

Bon appetit!

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