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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Diana Tidswell says
I am not a fan of an onion but this dip looks so good and tasty. I will definitely try to make this recipe thank you for sharing this with us.
This looks so delicious! I love onions and especially caramelized onions! Yum!
Caramelized onions are a favorite of mine (but yet I hate raw onions)!
I love finding Greek yogurt recipes! This looks like a great one!
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
I’m not a fan of onions either, but I love me some French onion dip and the bloomin’ onion at Outback. This looks DELISH, love that you used greek yogurt 🙂
I love onions! Red, yellow, white, caramelized, raw- you name it hahaha 🙂 This dip sounds great, I love the idea of using Greek yogurt.
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
I LOVE onion! Onions cooking in butter is my all time favorite smell. And caramelized onions are the best way to enjoy them. Glad you’ve at least discovered that. Your dip looks addicting-ly irresistible.
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I’m a fan of the onion.
This dip looks great!
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm says
I love that you recreated this dish without using any processed foods. Thank you.
I love that you made it healthier. French Onion is one of my favorite dips.
I love love love french onion dip, and often find myself eating wayyyy to much of it! Your version with Greek Yogurt sounds perfect, and I can have an extra spoonful without feeling guilty!
Me too, Shaina, because it is SO good. But I always feel better with this lightened up version, any day!
I have *never* liked French onion dip, but this looks “real food” enough to make me want to try it!
Maybe this will be THE dip to change your mind 🙂
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
One of my favorite dips and I haven’t had it in forever! Yum!
Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere says
Glad you found a way to like onions 🙂 . I love the way to lightened up this dip!
Haha, I sure did!
I love that you lightened this up! It’s one of my favorite dips but I hate the calories. I can’t wait to try your version!
I hope you love it! It tastes just the classic!
Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily says
You just hit my favorite snack ever square on the head! LOVE this!
It’s always a fave of mine, too!
Bobbi from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen says
Oh I will admit that I adore French Onion Dip and (back in the day) could eat a whole jar by myself!! This one makes me feel much better about nibbling 🙂
Haha, I hear ya, Bobbi! It’s so addicting!
I’m glad you lightened up this onion dip because I would eat a whole heck of a lot of it!!!
Haha, a little less guilt at least if you eat it all, right?!
Love that you made this so much healthier by using Greek yogurt.
This is right up my alley, yum!
Cindys Recipes and Writings says
I love the caramelized onions in here!
It really brought the flavor with them!
Hands down my favorite dip, yours looks amazing!!
Courtney @ NeighborFood says
There is definitely a huge difference between raw and caramelized onions! I bet the sweet caramely onions make this dip fantastic!
Tammi @Momma's Meals says
Oh I love using greek yogurt to lighten up these classic dishes, I would never have thought to use it in french onion dip though! It’s perfect.
I LOVE French onion dip and your lightened up version with Greek yogurt looks fabulously creamy!