French Onion Dip

French Onion Dip

9 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009

In our homemade version of French onion dip, we simmer chopped onions in broth and use reduced-fat sour cream and yogurt for the familiar rich and creamy flavor. All told, our version has 12 grams less fat and nearly 50 percent less sodium per serving than the original.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped onions
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium beef broth, or 1¾ cups mushroom broth
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • ⅓ cup nonfat plain yogurt

Preparation

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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 6 to 10 minutes. Add broth, scrape up any browned bits, and simmer until the liquid is almost evaporated, 10 to 20 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the onions are deep golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes more. Stir in onion powder, then stir in vinegar and cook until evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool for 20 minutes.
  2. Combine sour cream and yogurt in a medium bowl. Stir in the onion mixture. Chill for at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the onion mixture (Step 1) for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Cover and refrigerate the dip for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¼ cup
  • Per serving: 80 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 16 mcg folate; 11 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 91 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 58 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 293 mg sodium; 176 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 9

December 25, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Just change it to suit I used Mrs Dash, and some other salt free options. I browned the onions in butter spray till they turned golden; I used Low Fat Plain Greek yogurt; Added some fresh parsley I used apple cider vinegar. I also strained my yogurt overnight in a strainer lined with coffee filter to make it like cream cheese. Just be a little creative and you could surprise your self.. Pros: A recipe is just a guid and make it your very own. Cons: use salt alternative, fresh herbs to bump up flavors
December 25, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
I would replace sour cream & beef soup 1. make changes you can live with.. Use different spices, onion powder, parsley flakes, couple of shots of hot sauce. Things to make it taste better for you...Think people you would be surprised what happens when you do this. all recipes are a base and you expand on it. Pros: I would use Greek Low Fat yogurt, I would saute my onions in butter flavor spray, add some dry spice Cons: it was bland I just bumped up add ins to make it beter
September 02, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
NO FLAVOR No flavor, and low and non fat alternatives often contain chemical ingredients which are NOT healthy! This recipe had NO FLAVOR. Pros: lower in fat Cons: Higher in cancer-causing ingredients
September 02, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Blech I's definitely recommend SKIPPING the yoghurt and going with REAL sour cream, not the low-fat sour cream (with the polyester ingredients!). Pros: low fat Cons: no flavor!
May 29, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Nice Heathly Rich Dip; key is to let it set. This dip is a little time consuming to make, so it's not a quick dip. I'll usually make it when I'm in the kitchen leisurely. I'll also use white wine vinegar instead of regular white vinegar. I don't understand why some reviews say it lacks flavor- the onions cooked in beef broth and full of flavor on their own! The key is to let is set overnight or a few hours, so the yogurt/sour cream and blend with the onion. Definitely a compliment dip! Pros: Great flavor, healthy. Cons: A little time consuming, but worth it.
January 01, 2011
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By: GoodFun-GlutenFree
Better than store-bought I made this for our New Year's get together to serve with fresh veggies. I hadn't read the recipe thoroughly and didn't realize how time consuming it was...especially with everything else I was preparing. It turned out really good, and I would make it again - but probably only if I were bringing it to a party...and it were the only thing I were bringing. It's too time consuming for a big party. I used low-fat canned beef broth, instead of reduced-sodium and didn't even have to add any additional salt. Also used garlic powder instead of onion powder because it's what I had on hand. Pros: Tasty, low fat Cons: Time consuming
September 21, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I was not a fan of this recipe. While it is definitely healthier, I felt it lacked in flavor. I had to add quite a bit of salt, and even that didn't help much. Go with a healthy spinach & artichoke dip instead- you can make that healthier too without killing all the flavor.
February 04, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This recipe was a huge hit at a party for which I was doing a cooking demo. Nobody would have guessed that it was low fat/calorie/etc. Yes, I did add more salt (not loads, though, and it was kosher salt, which does make a difference). I'm so glad that I finally have a good dip recipe to bring to parties!
January 11, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I tried this recipe for the first time when I was going to be serving a large crowd...it was a total bust. The flavors were dull and I felt like I needed to add a mound of salt to get any sufficient flavor in it. I would've been better off using the packaged stuff...
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