Homemade French Onion Dip

French Onion Dip
I've been in a veggie eating mood today. I'm not one of those people that can eat bowls and bowls of plain vegetables though.

I'm a bit more naughty.

I like thick, creamy dips. The kind that deep down, I know ruins the whole point of eating vegetables. This dip is full of rich, caramelized onions, fresh herbs, spices, and just a hint of balsamic vinegar. If you're watching what you eat, you can easily use light sour cream or even plain yogurt.

A dollop of this creamy goodness is perfect on a nice, crunchy, baby carrot.

(Confession: Up until recently - I was quite sure that baby carrots were a unique species of carrot that actually grew in their tiny little form. Of course, my husband gladly popped my bubble and told me the truth. Go on, you can laugh at me.)


Homemade French Onion Dip 
French Onion Dip Serves: 6  Printable Recipe

1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp balsamic vingegar
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1/8 tsp white pepper
salt to taste

Directions:

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle 1-2 tsp of brown sugar over the onions, reduce heat to low and continue to cook for about another 10 minutes, until onions turn deep golden and are caramelized. Add the minced onion and and balsamic vinegar. Stir gently and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In a medium bowl, mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley, and pepper. When onions have cooled off, add to the sour cream mixture and stir. Use a stick blender to puree the dip to desired consistency. Add salt to taste, if desired. Refrigerate until cold or overnight. Serve with crackers, chips, veggies, or anything you wish!

Enjoy!

Amber
French Onion Dip


7 comments:

Janice said...

looks delicious, love celery and dips.

Jen @ Savory Simple said...

This is one of my favorite dips from childhood! HOWEVER my mother used to make it by mixing sour cream with French onion soup mix. This looks SO much better. Pinned to bring to my mom's next party :)

Medeja said...

Great party snack! I should try to remember it next time I will have guests :)

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

This is perfect party food!

Cardamom Hills said...

The dip looks finger lickin good!! and fattening too ;-) I dont mind some weight for something that tasty!!
Cheers
Mj

Sara L said...

OMG - this is so good - I am eating it as I write it. Even though I had to use Worcestershire instead of balsamic and I couldn't blend it because I am currently blenderless. And I got rave reviews from my co-workers. THANK YOU!

Hazel-Dazel said...

This looks amazing!




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