Growing up, my parents didn’t keep a lot of junk food in the house. While other kids had gushers and squeezit in their lunch boxes, my siblings and I packed applesauce and raisins from our pantry. Every so often though, my parents would surprise us and bring home one of our favorite treats from the grocery store . A family favorite, especially for my older brother Andy, was French onion dip. To this day, whenever I pass the French onion dip selection in the store, I always think of Andy.
As an adult, I’ve followed in my parent’s footsteps. I also try and keep junk food out of the house. However, on a recent trip to the grocery store I couldn’t restrain myself and picked up a container of French onion dip. In my defense though, this dip was made from Greek yogurt instead of a traditional recipe of sour cream. After my second trip back to the store to pick up more, I knew I had to replicate this dip and add it to my blog. After a couple of attempts, and mediocre dips, I finally figured it out. The trick is to cut the tartness of the yogurt with sugar and mayonnaise. I found three tablespoons of mayonnaise along with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar did the trick, but you may want to change the ratio based on personal preference.
Packing this French Onion Dip on the go.
This French Onion dip is extremely easy to transport. After I’ve prepared the dip, I place in a travel container and take to the office along with chips or vegetables to dip with it.
If you enjoy this dip recipe, I highly recommend the recipe for Cucumber Cream Cheese Dip.
- Finely chop 1/2 of onion and clove of garlic. Discard remaining half of onion or keep for another use.
- Heat oil and butter in frying pan over medium low heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for 30 minutes until onions are dark brown in color. I let onion and garlic mixture fry in the pan for 10 minutes before stirring. I then stir every 5 minutes until onions are evenly browned.
- While onions are browning, mix together greek yogurt, mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper.
- Once onions are browned, remove from stove and let cool before adding to yogurt mixture. Combine all ingredients and stir well. Adjust dip based on personal preference. You can cut the bitter taste of the yogurt with additional mayonnaise and/or sugar.
- Serve with vegetables or potato chips