Chips and dip have always been a favourite of mine and one of those foods that I felt I didn't have control over. Since embracing an intuitive eating approach, I no longer feel that any food controls me, including chips. And that's huge for me! Because I know that chips and dip can be a part of my life (any time I want) I no longer feel the need to binge and eat the whole bag. I enjoy the food and move on with my life. And let me tell you, this healthy french onion dip sure is mighty enjoyable. You can enjoy this with a mix of veggies, chips or even in a wrap. All are great ways to enjoy this dip.
You only need a small handful of ingredients for this healthy french onion dip. Bonus: you probably have most of them in your fridge and pantry!
All you need to make this dip is a little time to slice your onions and caramelize them. Beyond that, everything else just gets mixed together in a bowl and then topped with those onions. Because this recipe is so basic, I do encourage you to take some time to really deeply caramelize the onions first.
In order to caramelize the onions correctly, you need some time. Some recipes say to cook the onions for only 20 minutes, which only takes the onions so far. Sure, they'll be softened, but the flavour won't be as strong, unless you really give the onions some time to develop that flavour.
Heat up your large skillet (I like using a large cast iron skillet), over medium heat. Once it's hot, add a splash of extra virgin olive oil and then add in the onions. Stir often for about five minutes, and then reduce the heat to low. Add a pinch of sugar to help with the caramelization process if you wish.
This is what they will look like about halfway through.
Let it go for about 45 minutes to an hour (I like going the full hour). Only stir every now and then. If you stir too often, they won't get as browned as they can.
While the onions are doing their thing, grab a medium sized bowl and add all the other ingredients and stir well to combine.
Once the onions are done cooking, remove them and set them aside to cool.
Once they've cooled, give them a chop and add them to the dip and stir.
Top with chives and add more salt to taste if needed. Dip away my friends!
Personally, I love adding some sour cream to this healthy french onion dip, but if you want to omit it for whatever reason, you can just use greek yogurt and mayonnaise. It won't have the same complexity or richness, but it's still tasty!
I hope you enjoy this easy french onion dip as much as I do!
Ok, let's make some easy and healthy french onion dip!
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Three words that instantly bring a smile to my face, french. onion. dip! If you feel the same way, you're going to love this version of a lightened up, healthy french onion dip.