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Healthier Caramelized French Onion Dip

This Healthier Caramelized French Onion Dip is the New Year’s Eve crowd-pleasing appetizer you’ve been dreaming of!

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Are you in search of the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer for New Year’s Eve? Well, look no further! This Healthier Caramelized French Onion Dip is incredibly flavorful, satisfying, and ideal for feeding a crowd. It uses full-fat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, but I promise you won’t even miss it!

Ingredients for Caramelized French Onion Dip

Yellow Onions: These are the ideal onions for caramelizing. The process may take a little while, but I promise it’s worth every second.

Olive Oil: Just a tablespoon to make sure our onions caramelize just right!

Worcestershire Sauce: Use vegan Worcestershire sauce to keep this dip vegetarian! Annie’s and Wizard’s are my favorite.

Balsamic Vinegar: To brighten and deepen the flavor of this dip.

Dry White Wine: For depth of flavor. The alcohol will burn off, but if you don’t keep wine in the house, you can easily omit.

Garlic: Necessary.

Chives or Green Onions: For some herby freshness!

Greek Yogurt: Full-fat is a must! That fat free nonsense will turn this dip into a sad imitation of French onion dip.

Cream Cheese: Soften before using if you can!

Salt and Pepper: To round everything out.

chip being dunked in french onion dip

Pairing Ideas

  • Potato chips: I mean, they’re the obvious choice, but there’s a reason for that! The flavor combo is simply next level.
  • Pita chips, crackers, crostini, etc.: For if you want to live on the wild side and do something slightly non-traditional.
  • Veggies: This dip would totally pop with a veggie platter!

If you make this Healthier Caramelized French Onion Dip, be sure to leave a rating and review! This encourages others to give the recipe a try. You can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram. I love hearing from you!

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french onion dip in wooden bowl surrounded by potato chips

Healthier Caramelized French Onion Dip

This Healthier Caramelized French Onion Dip is the New Year's Eve crowd-pleasing appetizer you've been dreaming of!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Servings 2 cups

Equipment

  • Food Processor (Optional)

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large yellow onions thinly sliced into half moon shapes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce divided
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup chives or green onions finely chopped, plus more for topping
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz cream cheese (about ½ a cup) softened

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat until shimmering and add onions. Sauté occasionally, checking every 5 minutes or so until they are caramelized and golden brown. This takes about 20-30 minutes.
  • When onions are caramelized, add 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic, chives, salt, and pepper and sauté about 2 more minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Add wine and sauté until all liquid is absorbed and incorporated, 3-5 more minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the rest of your dip. Add Greek yogurt, cream cheese, and remaining tbsp of Worcestershire sauce to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until creamy and smooth. This will make your dip extra silky, but if you don't have a food processor, you can definitely mix together by hand. Just make sure your cream cheese is softened.
  • After they've cooled, place caramelized onions on cutting board and roughly chop with a knife. Fold the onions into the yogurt and cream cheese mixture. Top with more chives if desired. Serve with potato chips or whatever you fancy!

Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Keyword appetizers, caramelized onion dip, caramelized onions, dips, french onion, french onion dip, gluten free, healthy, new years eve, nut-free, vegetarian

Photography by Hope Agresti

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    It was the first time I’d eaten French onion dip And grocery store onion dip got nothing on this recipe! This dip is soooo good I was piling onto my chips

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