My friend Nicci made a very similar-to-this dip as part of the smorgasbord of treats at her New Year’s get together and it’s been on my mind a lot ever since (maybe because i think i may have eaten half the bowl by myself!). So when i found this recipe for a ‘skinny’ version i knew i had to share. All you need is a batch of caramelised onions, some Greek yoghurt, a splash of Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of cayenne, seasoning and you’re good to go!
Skinny French Onion Dip
A fresh and lighter version of classic French Onion Dip!
Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins Total: 50 mins
- 2 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
- 3 medium onions (red, yellow or white, or a combination), peeled and diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce, to taste
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- pinch of cayenne
In a large heavy-bottomed stockpot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until well browned and caramelized (but not burnt), about 30-40 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Remove from heat and transfer the onions to a medium mixing bowl. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or until the onions reach room temperature. (Optional: At this point, set aside 1/4 cup caramelized onions, if you would like to use them as a topping.)
Add the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl with the caramelized onions, and stir until the mixture is evenly combined. Taste, and season with additional salt and pepper and extra worcestershire if need be.
Serve immediately, topped with the reserved caramelized onions if desired. Or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Here’s the link to the blog responsible for this yum recipe – there’s also the method for caramelising onions if you need it
PS. This makes a lot! Halve the recipe for a smaller get together