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Light French Onion Dip

Recipe By Tessa Arias
January 30th, 2013

This French Onion Dip. It has all the flavor of fat-laden dip without all the guilt

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Tangy and slightly sweet yet savory. I’ve said it before but you really can’t beat the taste of caramelized onions.
Texture: Thick, creamy, and a little chunky. Perfect on top of a crisp carrot, broccoli floret, bell pepper slice, or if you’re feeling indulgent, a crunchy potato chip.
Ease: Not difficult but chopping and caramelizing the onions is a little time consuming. Thankfully the dip can be made 2 days ahead of time.
Appearance: This dip aint’ gonna’ win any beauty pageants but at least we all know how scrumptious onion dip is.
Pros: Light, tasty, and can be made ahead of time. Perfect for game day.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Yes.

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Also, did you guys see my “Day in the Life” feature on Rachel Cooks? Check it out! You know what else you should check out? This French Onion Dip. It has all the flavor of fat-laden dip without all the guilt. Plus, it can be made ahead of time for Superbowl Sunday, or just ’cause.

How to make
Light French Onion Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
This French Onion Dip. It has all the flavor of fat-laden dip without all the guilt


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, finely ficed
  • 1 large Walla Walla or Vidalia onion, finely diced
  • 2 large yellow onions, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Vegetables, chips, etc. for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until they are translucent and just beginning to lightly brown, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook until the onions are soft, golden brown, and caramelized, about 20 to 25 minutes longer. If the onions start to burn add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Stir in the garlic, salt, and pepper and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the yogurt and mayonnaise. Stir in the cooled onions, lemon juice, and Worcestershire. Season with more salt and pepper if necessary. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let chill for at least one hour or up to two days. Serve with vegetables and chips.

Recipe Notes

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Diane @ Vintage Zest — January 30, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Ha! It ain’t gonna win any beauty pageants!

    I’m excited for new videos to come soon! Do you have plans for what kind of videos you’re going to share?

  2. #
    Vala — February 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Whaaat – this sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  3. #
    Julie — February 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I made this the other day and tried it after it sat in the fridge overnight. Didn’t really care for it. Then I tried it the next day….love it! The flavor really changed and it is so addicting. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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