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Roasted Caramelized Onion Dip is a HEALTHY (no joke!) French onion dip recipe that is super easy to make and crazy delicious.
Gather around, friends. I've got a caramelized onion dip recipe and, seeing as we're pals, I'm going to share it with you. Cause friends always share their caramelized onion dip.
Remember the Knorr French onion dip that mom made when we were kids? That dip and some crinkle cut salted potato chips were what party dreams were made of when I was twelve.
Fast forward to the age of wanting to know what I'm eating (I can't even pronounce the words on the back of that soup mix label nevermind know what they are) and this caramelized onion dip was born.
Why you'll love this caramelized onion dip
- It is every bit as deliciously dippable as the original.
- It's a 6 ingredient recipe and I bet you have all of them in your kitchen right now. (BTW we're not counting the salt and pepper as ingredients because they're not. They are life and no recipe should be without them.)
- This caramelized onion dip is made with thick, Greek-style yogurt. Read: no mayo!
- You can call this a healthy caramelized onion dip if you want. I didn't cause it makes it sound less delicious, but it is made with all good for you ingredients so you won't be lying if you add healthy to the name.
- It's a homemade French onion dip that is seriously easy to make. If you can slice onions and use a food processor, you can make this.
- With party season coming up (I'm looking at you, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas parties, and New Year's Eve) you're going to want a quick and easy dip recipe. THIS dip recipe.
Caramelized onion dip step 1:
Slice your onions and toss them with a little oil and water. Throw a few garlic cloves on the tray and pop them into your oven.
Now go relax while they roast themselves into sweet, caramelized magic.
When they look like this, your caramelized onion dip is only minutes away. ↓
Caramelized onion dip step 2:
Blend the onions and garlic in your food processor. You could chop them by hand if you wanted, but a food processor makes this step super fast and easy.
Now take that deliciously roasted onion paste and mix it into the thickest yogurt you can find, add a little lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne and pepper and you're done.
Your homemade French onion dip is ready for you!
But now comes the hardest part …
Deciding whether to reach for a bag of salty, ruffle chips ↓
Or some healthy (and still tasty) veggies. The choice is yours, my friends. You take this caramelized onion dip in any direction you want!
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- 3 lbs. onions (sliced thin)
- 6 cloves garlic (leave the skin on)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 ½ cups thick yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 pinch of cayenne
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Turn your oven to 375 degrees and line an 18×13″ baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the sliced onions and the garlic to the baking sheet and toss with the oil, salt, and 2 tablespoons of water. Tuck the garlic under some of the onions (to protect them from the heat) then roast for 1 ½ hours, tossing the onions halfway through. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.3 lbs. onions, 6 cloves garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons sea salt
- Squeeze the garlic from the skin and add it and the onions to a food processor. Process on low until a chunky paste forms then transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
- Add the yogurt, lemon juice, cayenne, and pepper to the bowl and mix well. Serve with your favorite dippers!2 ½ cups thick yogurt, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 pinch of cayenne, 1 teaspoon black pepper
We have thoroughly tested this recipe for accuracy. However, individual results may vary. See our full recipe disclosure here.
This recipe is part of our Healthy Super Bowl Recipes series.