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Onion Dip – made from scratch

Onion DipAs a youngster and young adult, one of my favorite junk foods was French Onion Dip and a bag of rippled potato chips.  It’s been years since I last snacked on a commercial onion dip but the other day while I was at the grocery store, I really wanted to buy one.  Instead, my inner healthy voice said no and that I could easily make my own (party pooper!)The problem with a craving is that you want it posthaste and sometimes the thought of having to prolong that craving, one tends to succumb to purchasing a commercial brand.  Let’s face it, homemade allows you to tailor it to your own nutritional needs and this recipe is easy to make.  Once you make this onion dip, you’ll find it difficult to revert to the store-bought version.

2 cups sliced or diced onions
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 to 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
sea salt and freshly ground pepper

In a sauté pan over medium heat add a tablespoon of olive oil and butter. When butter has melted, add onions and garlic, reduce heat to low and cook until soft and onions have started to turn golden (about 15 to 20 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

In a bowl combine mayonnaise, yogurt and Worcestershire sauce. Add onion mixture and season to taste.  Refrigerate for half an hour (or longer to allow flavors to develop) and stir again before serving.

The Culinary Chase’s Note: If cooking sliced onions, chop after it’s cooked before adding to mayo/yogurt mixture.  You may need to add more yogurt or mayonnaise depending how thick or thin you like the dip.  Also, keep an eye on the garlic…you don’t want it to burn.  Enjoy!

Onion Dip
 
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Make your own dip and tailor it to your own nutritional needs.
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Recipe type: dip
Cuisine: party food
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sliced or diced onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. In a sauté pan over medium heat add a tablespoon of olive oil and butter. When butter has melted, add onions and garlic, reduce heat to low and cook until soft and onions have started to turn golden (about 15 to 20 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a bowl combine mayonnaise, yogurt and Worcestershire sauce. Add onion mixture and season to taste. Refrigerate for half an hour (or longer to allow flavors to develop) and stir again before serving.
Notes
If cooking sliced onions, chop after it’s cooked before adding to mayo/yogurt mixture. You may need to add more yogurt or mayonnaise depending how thick or thin you like the dip. Keep an eye on the garlic...you don't want it to burn. Enjoy!

 

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