Healthy French Onion Dip

French onion dip seems to be a staple at outdoor parties.  Well I have made you a healthy French onion dip!  Not only is this French onion dip healthy, but it is also vegan and dairy free.  This healthy French onion dip is a cinch to make too!  You only need a few simple ingredients!  If you like this recipe, you may also like my dairy free ranch dressing and my dairy free sour cream.

healthy french onion dip

To keep my French onion dip dairy free, I used cashews as a base.  If you don’t have issues with dairy, you can use Greek yogurt as a base. I wanted to keep my homemade French onion dip vegan though. 🙂  You could serve this with raw veggies or chips like I used in the photo.  The chips I used are Beanitos and they are delicious!  They are a great alternative to regular potato chips.

Healthy French Onion Dip

Yields 2 1/2 cups

Healthy French Onion Dip

Say goodbye to store bought French onion dip! This is so much better.

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. I used a food processor to chop up my onions. Makes for a quick prep.
  2. Once the onions are chopped, add them to a saute pan with the olive oil, garlic and salt.
  3. Cover and cook on medium to low heat until the onions caramelize. This takes some time. You can leave the pan alone and stir every once and awhile.
  4. Once the onions have caramelized, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  5. Drain and rinse the cashews.
  6. Add them to a blender and blend for a couple minutes. Just enough to get them started. You will probably have to scrape down the sides a few times.
  7. Once the onions have cooled, add them to the blender with the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Notes

**For a gluten free version, you can probably use tamari in place of worcestershire sauce

Store this dressing in the fridge. It should last about 1 week. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from www.thekitchn.com

http://mywholefoodlife.com/2014/08/07/healthy-french-onion-dip/

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25 thoughts on “Healthy French Onion Dip

    1. Thanks! Technically it’s not gluten free since the worcestershire sauce contains wheat. 🙁 However, I think you could use Bragg’s aminos in place to keep it gluten free! 🙂

      1. “Lea & Perrins® Worcestershire Sauce is cholesterol free, fat free, preservative free, gluten free and has 80% less sodium than soy sauce.”

  1. This looks great and I can’t wait to try, but, I’m assuming you add the Worcestershire sauce to the pan when sautéing the onions?

  2. Melissa – I really love getting a new email/recipe from you. Admire your passion towards creating new things. I’ve been testing lots out on my friends and family, with great results. many thanks!

    1. For this picture, I used Beanitos. They are chips made from beans and very good! I also make my own zucchini chips and sweet potato chips in the dehydrator.

  3. Two questions: The first is it seems this would be really dry. Do you not add any liquid to the blending? I have a high powered blender, but it seems that it would be really thick without any liquid. And the second is, does this taste like cashews at all? I love cashews, but I am REALLY craving onion dip and looking for a great vegan recipe that tastes like the “real” thing.

    1. It’s not dry at all. The onions hold a lot of liquid that gets mixed in. I think it tastes a lot like the real thing.

  4. I just wanted to take a moment and write a quick note of thanks. I never comment on blogs, but I am so excited after a friend recommended your blog. I am the only vegan in my home and struggling to make decent tasting recipes that show the benefits of being vegan doesn’t have to come with the sacrifice of flavor and “normal” foods. Your recipes are just so simple, and are a perfect fit for me and my leery loved ones. I’m working on collecting recipes that I can depend on for quick and easy prep on regular nights, {to avoid any more long hours in the kitchen with weird ingredients and terrible tasting results}. I feel encouraged! Thanks!

  5. Delicious dip. Made with gluten free tamari instead of Worcestershire and changed cashews to greek yogurt (2 cups). Very tasty. Like Helluva Good Dip but without the preservatives etc. Will make again.

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