lighter french onion dip
Greek yogurt, where have you been all my life? Seriously, does anyone else ever wonder what we used to do way back in the day (you know, a few years ago) before the Greek yogurt craze swept this side of the globe? I have memories of cream. Lots and lots of heavy, whipped and sour cream. I have memories of thin yogurt for breakfast, sometimes with mystery fruit on the bottom. And of course, I have memories of making everyone’s favorite “French Onion Dip” back in the day by combining a packet of processed seasoning with lots of sour cream. Hmmm, not all quite as appetizing as I once thought.
Today, thankfully, things are a little different. Greek yogurt is now a staple in my fridge, and I’m excited that today’s post is featuring one of my favorite brands – FAGE Total 0% yogurt. It is an all-natural Greek yogurt that you can feel great about eating with all kinds of meals. While I love it on its own or in a parfait or something, I’ve had a blast over the past few years learning how to use Greek yogurt more as an ingredient. And as I’m sure many of you have learned too, it is a fabulous substitute for so many recipes that have traditionally been made with various creams. As such, it is pretty much the rockstar of my “lighter” version of the classic French Onion Dip. No more processed soup packets here!
This yummy dip is made fresh with lots of caramelized onions, a few seasonings, and tons of Greek yogurt. And the flavor and consistency are way better than the retro version!!! I’m a hopeless fan of anything with caramelized onions, but this dip takes “irresistible” to a whole new level. I might recommend making a double batch if you’re making it for game day, as I’m pretty sure it will disappear in a snap!
So what are some of your favorite recipes to make with Greek yogurt? I would encourage you to visit the FAGE Total Plain Kitchen and submit your favorite FAGE Total recipe by 10/9/12 for a chance to have it served on the FAGE Total Plain Kitchen menu by master chef Bobby Flay, and be one of three winners to receive an all-expense-paid trip to NYC for the FAGE Total Plain Kitchen Grand Opening Event. And be sure to also check out even more delicious recipes made with FAGE Total on their website here!
Lighter French Onion Dip
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 3 cups chopped onions (I used half red, half white, but you can use any combination of red, yellow and/or white)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 2 cups FAGE Total 0% Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayo
- 1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. celery salt
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes until translucent. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking onions for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and mostly caramelized. Then add the garlic and sugar and saute for an additional 5 minutes until the garlic is cooked. Remove from heat and let cool for at least 10-15 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, mayo, Worchestershire, pepper and celery salt until combined. Then stir in the onion mixture until combined. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
Serve or cover and refrigerate up to 5 days.