So there is a little excitement going on at my house.
I don’t want to rub it in or brag or anything, but we are getting ready to stuff our faces while our college football team competes in a College Championship game.
I am not going to tell you who I root for, just that I am an Ohio Native.
But regardless if you are from Alabama or Ohio or ANYWHERE, this dip is the perfect appetizer to sit down and watch some football with or bring to a party.
It is creamy and tangy and is great on just about anything you want to dip.
Plus, it is secretly healthy.
NOT that I keep it a secret that it is healthier than most dips, it is just so good, you forget it is not filled with fat and calories.
And while you are munching away during a game, if you are like me, you may tend to devour a bit more than you set out to eat.
No worries. You are just getting a serving of protein and calcium. If you serve with veggies or granny apple slices, extra bonus!
So keep snacking.
To make this dip, you really need to think ahead, as it is best if the flavors have time to blend together.
And to me, that just makes it an even better choice for a Holiday or Football Party. Who wants to be stuck in the kitchen while people are partying..well, if the game gets ugly, sometimes hiding out in the kitchen is not so bad 🙂
You need to start by caramelizing some onions. Not hard, but does take some time.
Thinly slice 2-3 small to medium onions and allow them to saute over medium-low heat in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Give them a good stir every 5-10 minutes and let them go for about 40 minutes.
And there you have it.
Now on to the dip.
I use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream and/or mayo because Greek yogurt is better for you and perfectly thick enough for your dipping pleasure.
Caramelized Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt
A simple french onion dip made with caramelized onions and Greek yogurt.
- 2-3 medium onions peeled and sliced into 1/8 inch slices
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 ounces room temperature cream cheese
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- veggie slices kettle potato chips, crackers, or green apple slices for serving
Cut the onions in half and then slice them into 1/8-inch thick half-rounds. Heat oil in a large saute pan with a heavy bottom over medium-low heat. Add the onions, thyme, salt, and pepper and saute. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 minutes until the onions are browned and caramelized. Allow the onions to cool.
Combine the cream cheese and Greek yogurt with an electric mixer until well combined. Add the caramelized onions (I reserve a few to garnish the dip with, but this is not necessary.)
Serve at room temperature with veggie/apple slices, crackers or chips.
Now dig in and enjoy the game. Fingers crossed that I am happy to be out of the kitchen and in front of the TV while the games are on this year!