A classic party dip that everyone loves. Lightened up using thick and creamy Greek yogurt, and caramelized onions. Perfect for any get together, with a lot less guilt!
Fact: I hate onions. Like, I loathe the smell, taste, texture, etc. I even made my sister feel really bad eating a burger with raw, white onions one time. A long time ago, but she still likes to remind me of this incident, every now and then.
When my mom makes her famous potato salad, I beg her to puh-lease make a small batch without onions for me. When I first met Jason, he loved him some raw,
nasty onions in a dish, and I would refuse to kiss him if he ate them.
So imagine everyone’s surprise when they saw me eat French Onion Soup, (and all time fave of mine!), French Onion Dip, and onion flavored bagels. The people who I have onion shamed, wanted to kill me. I can’t even blame them. It turns out, if an is onion cooked down and/or caramelized, I can handle it.
I have always loved the French Onion Soup Dip that comes in a packet, that you add to sour cream to. It’s a classic that everyone loves, right? It’s still a fave of mine, but I did discover a Greek yogurt version in the store that Oikos made…and it was spot on. It tasted pretty close to the sour cream/packet dip I love so much. But with less ingredients, less preservatives, and less calories. Then….this dip disappeared from the shelves. Which meant I had to create my own easy french dip with onions.
If I’m going go homemade, I’m also going to lighten it up without compromising the flavor. And it’s got to be E A S Y or I’m not doing it; after THREE attempts, I finally got this dip recipe right. The not so secret ingredient is Worcestershire sauce (I learned this after finding this recipe), and it changed my world.
A few tips to make this French Onion Dip using Greek Yogurt:
- You could absolutely sub in sour cream instead of Greek yogurt if you prefer, but for me the Greek yogurt version is not only mess processed, but a few less calories.
- I suggest whole fat Greek yogurt for full flavor (I like Fage, but use what you prefer).
- Typically caramelizing an onion properly can take 30-45 minutes, but we want to finely dice the onion before we cook them down for manageable bites in this dip recipe, which will cut the cooking time in half.
- I like to use both olive oil and butter (you can use ghee, if you prefer) for a rich flavor, that’s then folded into a bowl of creamy Greek yogurt.
Once you make this from scratch, you’ll never look back! This dip recipe is perfect for a picnic, a backyard BBQ, really any and all of your upcoming summer shindigs. Enjoy!
french onion dip with greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon ghee or butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 3 medium onions - peeled and diced
- 3 cloves garlic - minced
- 2 7- ounce containers of plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce - plus more to taste
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- salt and pepper - to taste
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