Caramelized French Onion Dip

French onion dip and chips = yum!  When I was a kid, my dip to chip ratio was about 75% dip and 25% chip and it was one of my favorite snacks.  But now that I am adult and try to eat healthy, this snack is no longer on my radar.  Until now!  I made a recipe that is pretty easy (I caramelized onions for the first time, which I will be able to use for other dishes) with only a handful of ingredients and it is low in calories and fat!  I got this recipe from Crumb Blog, which is a wonderful food blog.

This recipe also allowed me to practice my vegetable chopping skills!  Check out this video for an easy how to on chopping onions.

After I chopped these up, I was thinking – Wow!  This is a lot of onions!  But once you cook the onions down and caramelize them, they really shrink (and smell delicious)!

Other than cooking the onions, which took about 45 minutes, this recipe is a breeze.

So if you are looking for a great, healthy dip for your next party or tailgate, then make this Caramelized French Onion Dip.  Enjoy!

Caramelized French Onion Dip
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 8

2 tbsp olive oil
1½ cups finely diced red onion
3 cups finely diced yellow onion
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1½ cups plain non-fat Greek yogurt
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice
Dash Worcestershire sauce

1) Heat the oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet set over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until translucent and just starting to color.
2) Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking for about 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown and caramelized (if the onions start to burn at any point, add a tablespoon or two of water and continue cooking). Stir in garlic, salt and pepper, and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until garlic is soft and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
3) In a mixing bowl, stir together yogurt and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the cooled onions, lemon juice and Worcestershire. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
4) Transfer to a serving bowland cover. Chill for at least an hour (or up to two days) to allow the flavours to blend together, then serve with chopped vegetables or potato chips for dipping.