French Onion Dip

French Onion Dip

Sure, you can make a mock “onion soup mix” dip with pre-packaged onion flakes and factory-created additives. The version of French onion dip below, however, is simpler, healthier and loaded with richly browned onions. If you like a smoother dip, you can purée all or part of it in a food processor.

Homemade Dips for Your Next Party
  • 2 cups finely minced onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon white or black pepper

In large sauté pan over low heat, add onions, oil and salt. Cook until onions are deep golden-brown, 20–30 minutes. Add garlic for last 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Whisk sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire, lemon juice and pepper until smooth. Stir in onions. Add salt, to taste. Refrigerate at least 8 hours. Keeps refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Published on February 1, 2017
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Nils Bernstein
Contributing Editor, Food

A fan of sweet wines, sour beers, and old-school Rioja, Bernstein is an exhaustive traveler in search of new and unsung chefs and restaurants, innovative wine and food pairings, and eating and drinking at the source. In addition to Wine Enthusiast, Bernstein has written for Bon Appetit, Men’s Journal, New York Times, Men’s Fitness, Hemispheres, and Kinfolk, among others.


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