Growing up it was always made with soup mix, you know that stuff that doubles as meatloaf and pot roast flavoring? When I was on my own and responsible for providing my own food, I would purchase premade dip.
That’s alright and it got the job done, of course, but there comes a point when you have to move away from the pre-made stuff.
Once I started cooking more and making my own versions of things, French Onion dip was something I tackled right away.
And failed at.
Oh the dip was tasty but it was way too sweet. Caramelized onions are intense and super sweet! I was having trouble combating this and finally I put this idea up on the shelf to be revisited at another time.
I recently got inspired to start making dips again (we are a dip loving house!) and decided to give French Onion dip another shot. This time I reduced the amount of onions and added in horseradish for much needed kick.
This was a winner!
Andrea’s Horseradish Onion Dip
- 1 Large Onion, thinly sliced
- 2TBSP Light Olive Oil
- Pinch of Salt and Ground Pepper
- 1TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
- 2TBSP Prepared Horseradish
- 2TBSP Whole Grain Mustard
- 1tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2tsp Onion Powder
- 1 1/2C 2% Greek Yogurt
In a medium sized skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add in the onions and stir. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir again.
This is the part that takes the longest, caramelizing the onions. This will take about 45 minutes to get the onions to where they need to be. Stir on occasion until the onions are browned and soft.
They will look like this when ready:
Be patient! It’s completely worth it!
Allow onions to cool.
In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients including the onions. Pulse until everything is well combined. Do not pulse until completely smooth. You want some pieces of onion throughout the dip for texture and color.
Spoon dip into a glass bowl, cover and store in fridge at least 2 hours before serving.
Serve with your favorite veggies and chips!
I was a very happy lady with this dip! Creamy with just enough onion bite to let you know it is the star ingredient. The grainy mustard and the horseradish balance out the sweetness of the onions and give the dip that much needed tang and spicy note.
You could add in some red pepper flakes if you wanted to give it even more of a kick.
This makes a good amount of dip perfect for parties or two big dip lovers.
Or you could go bananas, and use this as a spread for shredded beef or thinly sliced ribeye sandwich. Just a suggestion of course.
Have fun guys, and remember, always play with your food! Enjoy!