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This Homemade French Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt is made with fresh ingredients, including Vidalia onions, making it a healthier version the classic dip you love. It’s make ahead too!
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New Twist On An Old Classic
As a kid growing up, I remember that classic onion dip made with a packet of the dry onion soup mix. My sister liked to make it and it was always a hit no matter what!
Served with fresh veggies or potato chips, it usually disappeared quickly. It was that dip that was the inspiration for me to create this lighter version of Homemade French Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt.
Even to this day, my sister is the one who’s famous for making onion dip. Seems like it’s a staple at most family gatherings.
Versatile Sweet Vidalia Onions
Recently, my husband and I attended a cooking class at Central Market in Houston. The theme of the class featured Vidalia onions in all the recipes.
We learned a lot from the instructor, Chef Shannen Tune. He was the first Houston chef to win on the Food Network’s Chopped competition! He’s also the creator of Craftburger restaurant (and food truck for catering).
I am excited to partner with Produce for Kids and Shuman Farms Real Sweet Vidalia Onions to learn more about the onions. This means I’ve been compensated for this post, but all ideas and opinions are my own. There are so many ways to enjoy them in recipes.
Vidalia onions are sweet onions that are only available for a short time of year. Starting in the spring, around March and April, farmers in southeast Georgia in the southern United States harvest the onions.
Grown in 20 different counties including Vidalia county and surrounding counties they are given that special name. These special onions are sent to stores and available through August.
In addition to the Homemade French Onion Dip recipe I’m sharing with you today, you might also like to check out this recipe for Savory Onion Bread . It would be so delicious warm out of the oven! Looking for something simple? Then this Roasted Tomatoes and Onions Pasta with Burrata is just the thing. And this Farro Salad with Creamy Vidalia Poppyseed Dressing is perfect for a fresh, light lunch or side dish. You can even use the dressing on its own for a dip for fresh vegetables. Each of these recipes feature sweet Vidalia onions!
Sweet Vidalia Onions
Vidalia onions have lower sulfur content because of the sandy soil they grow in which makes them a much sweeter onion. Chef Tune also partners with Shuman Farms and said, “Vidalia onions are the onions for people who don’t like onions,” because they are so sweet!
Now, don’t get me wrong, they’re not sweet like an apple or other piece of fruit that you may take a bite out of and eat. And they certainly gave me some tears when I was chopping them up. But they are a nice mild onion which makes them super versatile too.
In the cooking class, sampled a Caramelized Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette, some delicious French Onion Bites with Crispy Gruyere Cheese, homemade onion rings and a Bourbon-Vidalia Steak Sauce. But what totally blew us away were the Mexican Chocolate Vidalia Cupcakes with Tequila Cream Cheese Frosting. Yes, onions in a cupcake! They were so good!
Easy Make Ahead Recipe
The Homemade French Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt that I’m sharing with you today is so easy to make! It’s made with just a few simple ingredients that once you try it, I bet you’ll never go back to the powdered mix. When I can, I prefer using ingredients that I know rather than those made with ingredients I can’t even pronounce!
A couple of bonuses with this dip are that the onions can be caramelized ahead of time (at least a day or also frozen). The dip itself requires at least two hours of refrigeration, so it’s naturally make ahead too. I love make ahead recipes so that I’m not rushed when I’m getting ready for company or going somewhere with a dish.
Healthier French Onion Dip
My Homemade French Onion Dip is healthier than many other onion dips as I made it with plain Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. I cut the amount of mayonnaise in half from my original recipe using the mix and it tastes just as yummy. The addition of Worcestershire sauce adds a nice depth to this dip.
You can make this dip up to three days in advance and the flavors will deepen even more. I recently brought it to a family get together and it was gobbled up in no time! Serve it with fresh vegetables or potato chips–your choice!
I hope you give this Homemade French Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt a try!
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Homemade French Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt and spices which makes it a healthier version the classic dip you
love. It’s make ahead too!
- Saute' pan
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups Vidalia onions chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
To Caramelize Onions
- In large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and ¼ teaspoon of salt.
- Cook and stir often until the onions are caramelized to a golden brown color. About 30-40 minutes.
- Remove onions from heat and cool to room temperature.
To Make Dip
- In small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, ground white pepper and salt.
- Stir in cooled onions.
- Cover and refrigerate the dip for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.
- Serve with fresh vegetables or potato chips.
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