Skinny French Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt

Skinny French Onion Dip with Greek Yogurt

Classic French Onion Dip is given a wholesome makeover with some Greek Yogurt and slow caramelized onions. Perfect for potlucks, football Sunday, and even worthy of a spot on your holiday table. It’s a classic dish with a nutritious spin. Creamy, tangy, a little sweet and packed full of onion flavor. It’s a crowd-pleaser whether served with crudites or chips.

I planned out our Thanksgiving menu this year somewhat last minute, and couldn’t help but feel that something was missing. I racked my brain, I pulled out some hair, I ate some cookies. Then it occurred to me. It was the onion dip! How could we have a holiday without onion dip? I rummaged around in my fridge, caramelized some onions, and this is what I came up with. The outcome was rated “blog worthy” by all who sampled, so here we are. I re-made it and photographed it for the interwebz. Hooray!

Ingredients

  • I planned out our Thanksgiving menu this year somewhat last minute, and couldn’t help but feel that something was missing. I racked my brain, I pulled out some hair, I ate some cookies. Then it occurred to me. It was the onion dip! How could we have a holiday without onion dip? I rummaged around in my fridge, caramelized some onions, and this is what I came up with. The outcome was rated “blog worthy” by all who sampled, so here we are. I re-made it and photographed it for the interwebz. Hooray!
  • Ah, the ubiquitous onion dip – it’s a mainstay on the American party platter. We had a big bowl at every family gathering when I was a kid, and it was flippin’ delicious. If you can look past the rather dubious ingredient list, and the alarming sodium content, it’s tempting to eat the whole bowl.  Luckily, with this updated version – you really could!
  • As I’m making a genuine effort to eat a clean diet (aka nothing pre-prepared or in packet form,) a compromise would have to be made. Greek yogurt to the rescue! I love Greek yogurt, and have some in my fridge all the time. It’s a staple around here.  I love it for the protein, calcium, and low sodium content. The applications are only limited by your imagination. Savory or sweet, it’s hard to beat! Oh goodness…..I just wrote a jingle. Someone help me.
  • Here are a few more of my favorite recipes using yogurt (plus links):
  • Guiltless Bleu Cheese Dip
  • Cucumber Raita
  • Chipotle Lime Dipping Sauce
  • Okay, so I’m busted. This dip isn’t totally “clean” I just realized I used “Laughing Cow” cheese wedges as a binder. I really enjoy them, and their convenient built in portion control. Feel free to sub with light cream cheese.
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 sweet onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (keeps the butter from burning)
  • Splash of white wine, vermouth, or stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme (crushed in your hand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 4 wedges laughing cow cheese, swiss flavor  (1/4 cup low fat cream cheese as a sub)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Read the whole recipe on Happy Good Time