I know what you’re thinking: where was this dip a couple of days ago, when I was planning my Superbowl party?
Believe me when I say I really wanted to share this with you before now; but I couldn’t, because this month’s Secret Recipe Club reveal was not until today. Don’t wait until next year’s Superbowl to make this caramelized red onion dip, though- it’s much too terrific to put off for that long :)
This dip is just slightly adapted from Melissa over at my SRC blog for this month: A Fit and Spicy Life. Melissa blogs about food, fitness, travel, and wine from her home in Minneapolis, and I had a hard time choosing which of her recipes to try because there were so many tempting options.
As soon as I saw her onion dip, however, I was sold. I’ve never made homemade onion dip before and was curious how it would compare to the kind I used to make with packaged soup mix and sour cream way back when. I have to say that my whole family enjoyed this, and I love that it’s so easy to make and so much healthier than typical onion dip. Thank you Melissa: I’m definitely putting this into my party foods rotation.
Recipe for Caramelized Red Onion Dip
*3 tablespoons olive oil
*1 large red onion, peeled and chopped
*3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
*1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
*fresh thyme leaves from 3 sprigs
*1/2 cup organic Greek yogurt
*1/2 cup crème fraîche (I make my own "diy" version) or organic sour cream
1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over low-medium heat. Add onion, garlic, ginger and thyme, and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are nicely caramelized. Remove from heat and cool completely.
2. Place onions in blender or food processor and add yogurt and crème fraîche (or sour cream). Process briefly (you want the dip to stay a little chunky), then transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight (the dip will thicken up during this time).
3. Serve with raw vegetables (I like to use baby carrots, celery sticks, and endive), crackers, pita wedges, or all natural chips.
Slightly adapted from A Fit and Spicy Life.