Wednesday, January 18, 2017

French Onion Dip


I grew up in the 70s, and back then french onion dip was a rare treat eaten with potato chips. It wasn't something we had often because my mom was very health conscious, but when we did - the creamy dip was like nothing else.

This vegan version takes some time to prepare, but it so amazing and worth the time spent caramelizing the onions. We had this dip on New Years Eve and are completely in love with it. It is just as rich and creamy as the version I remember from so many years ago.

Vegan French Onion Dip


1 tbsp vegan margarine (Earth Balance works well)
1 tbsp olive oil

1 large sweet onion, diced into even pieces (do the best you can and don't make them too thin - you want them to stand up to the cooking)
rounded 1/4 tsp salt

1 cup vegan mayonnaise (Our favorite is Vegenaise)
1 cup vegan sour cream (Tofutti has a good one)
1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt


Heat the vegan margarine and the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium low heat. Add the diced onion and the salt and stir to combine and spread out through the pan. Then let the onions sit for 10 minutes before you stir them. Then let them sit again for another 10 minutes - repeat this process, stirring and letting them sit, until they are a deep golden brown color. This will take 45 minutes to an hour.

Once the onions are done let them cool a bit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. In a mixing bowl combine the vegan mayonnaise, vegan sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. Fold in the caramelized onions, and refrigerate. It is best after it has rested in the fridge for an hour or two.... this way the flavors can really combine.

Serve with crackers or potato chips.

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