Lite and Amazing French Onion Dip

Lite and Amazing French Onion Dip
Tim McGeever

If I had to choose just one genre of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would surely be chips and dip. They are my absolute weakness. And if I had to choose just one pairing, it would undoubtedly be French onion dip with ridged potato chips. It's the king of all dips, as far as I am concerned. And if you eat this rich and creamy delight as much as I do, you can bet I've hunted down a lighter solution to what could be a dangerously unhealthy habit. By swapping out the sour cream with your favorite brand of nonfat Greek yogurt, this recipe not only tastes better than the classic version (arguably), but will leave you feeling a lot less guilty. 

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8
Servings
135
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12  Ounces  nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • large sweet onions, chopped
  • 1  Tablespoon  dried thyme
  • cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • 1  Teaspoon  pepper
  • 2  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8  Ounces  low-fat cream cheese, softened

Directions

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat butter and oil. Add onions, salt, and pepper. After about 5 minutes, or when the onions begin to soften, add Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and garlic. Stir well. Allow the mixture to continue cooking for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are dark brown. Remove onions from heat and let cool. 

In a large bowl, mix Greek yogurt and cream cheese until smooth. Fold in the carmelized onions. Spoon a generous amount of the mixture into a serving dish and grab your favorite bag of chips for dipping. Then, dig in!

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
55µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
33µg
37%
Calcium, Ca
106mg
11%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
81mg
12%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
63mg
4%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
58g
2%

French Shopping Tip

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

French Cooking Tip

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!