Memorial Day Recipe: Guilt Free French Onion Dip

 

Memorial Day is this weekend and no matter what party you have to go to, we've found the perfect dip to bring! You'll be the favored party guest with this super easy and healthy french onion dip! Carmelized onions and Greek yogurt pack it with as much flavor as your favorite French Onion Dip while keeping it low in calories and fat. And it's seriously addictive!

Ingredients (Makes about 3 cups): 

-1/4 cup olive oil

-3-4 medium yellow onions, finely chopped (about 4 cups)

-Pinch of sea salt

-1 large clove garlic, minced

-1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (if you don't have Worcestershire sauce, you can use 2 teaspoons of soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of sugar or agave nectar, and a dash of hot sauce)

-2 sprigs fresh thyme (optional, you can also substitute rosemary for thyme if that's what you have in the spice cabinet)

-2cups plain non-fat Greek yogurt

-Ground black pepper

-1 teaspoon table salt or celery salt (you can moderate this to taste, based on your preference)

 

Directions:

1) Add the olive oil and chopped onions along with a big pinch of salt to a large pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid burning, until onions caramelize into a deep brown color. This takes about 15-25 minutes. We like to cover the onions and oil mixture with a lid in the beginning to speed up the caramelizing process.

2) When the onions are a deep brown, stir in the minced garlic for a minute until the garlic becomes fragrant. Turn off the heat and stir in the Worcestershire sauce. Add the thyme or rosemary to the onions. Put the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate to cool.

3) In a medium bowl, mix the cooled onions and all of the Greek yogurt until well blended. Shake in several dashes of ground black pepper and stir well. Taste and add more black pepper if needed. Taste for salt, add in if needed.

4) Put the finished dip into a smaller bowl and place on plate surrounded by your chips of choice. We chose tortilla chips and they were a delicious mix! We also taste tested them with traditional potato chips and pita chips, both are winners too.

 

P.S. you can make this dip a day in advance, just keep it well covered in the refrigerator!

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