No flavor, and low and non fat alternatives often contain chemical ingredients which are NOT healthy! This recipe had NO FLAVOR.
French Onion Dip
From EatingWell: 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.
7 Reviews for French Onion Dip
I's definitely recommend SKIPPING the yoghurt and going with REAL sour cream, not the low-fat sour cream (with the polyester ingredients!).
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!
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.
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.