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A recipe for Roasted Onion Dip. Roasted Onions for Roasted Onion Dip. Roasted Onion Dip Crudite. Hey Guys! So…it’s still really hot out…wtf! I’m totally ready for fall…forget this, “I just don’t want summer to end” BS…I’m OVER IT! Okay, I apologize for being aggressive right there, but man does this weather make me grumpy. There are a few things that get my mood up during weather like this: 1) My Dog (always) 2) Frequent Fro-Yo and Hawaiian Ice trips with the boyfriend 3) This Roasted Onion Dip.

Remember when you were a kid and sleepovers were still the best thing ever? I do…and I also remember despite facials, mani/pedi’s and trying to “rejuvenate” our 13 year old selves there was A LOT of junk food around: pizza, pop, cookies, bin candy, potato chips, and that fake, weird, terrible for you yet embarrassingly delicious jar of French onion dip. I’m not quite sure what it was about that dip, but that magical sauce made it to almost all of my tween sleepovers. These days, I’m not much into creamy dips like that (except for artichoke dip….that one will always have me heart)…I’m not sure why, I’m just not. What I am totally into is this version of one of my childhood favorite dips, made healthier. I’m really into using Greek yogurt to sub mayonnaise or sour cream as often as I can and although there is still some sour cream in there to give the dip a smoother texture, it’s mostly Greek yogurt….I really heart Greek yogurt….and this dip.

If you are willing to brave a hot kitchen for about an hour (woof, I know), this dip is totally worth it and a delicious treat to help keep you cool (once you’re sitting and enjoying it) and leave you feeling guilt-less afterwards! Hope everyone’s keeping cool! Enjoy
xx Jenny

Roasted Onion Dip
Serves 5 to 6

Ingredients:
2 large sweet onions, quartered
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Place quartered onions into a baking dish and toss together with oil, salt and pepper.
3. Roast for 15 minutes uncovered. Remove from oven, gently toss around and cover to foil. Place back into the oven and continue to roast for 30 to 40 minutes or until onions are fork tender.
4. While the onions roast, place butter into a nonstick pan and melt over medium-low heat. Add remaining onion and sprinkle sugar over. Season with salt and pepper. Caramelize onions for 20 minutes, then add garlic and stir. Continue to caramelize for 15 to 20 minutes or until the mixture has become dark, rich and sweet.
5. Once onions have roasted and caramelized, place both into a food processor along with the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth. Adjust seasoning.
6. Allow mixture to cool completely before placing in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving with a side of crudité or crackers.

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  1. Theresa Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds terrific, just pinned it!

  2. Jamie @ green beans & grapefruit Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks DELICIOUS, ladies! Ooh, and yes- I remember those 13 yo sleepover days…

  3. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    This homemade onion dip sounds amazing! I wonder how much of the crisper I could polish off with a tub of this in hand… :)

  4. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    I wonder what my face would look like planted all up in that.

  5. Amanda||Eclectic Snapshots Not Specified Not Specified

    This dip sounds amazing and is exactly what I need to make for my brothers engagement party … all the big dishes are covered and we are down to the appetizers!

  6. erin @WELLinLA Not Specified Not Specified

    My other half is obsessed with (on the hunt for) the perfect onion dip here in Los Angeles. Maybe I need to try my hand at this! Silly question – but what makes it an “onion dip” vs. a “French onion dip”?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      I think “French Onion Dip” originated from using the ingredients found in the soup in the dip….i.e. caramelized onions, beef broth (or beef boullion cube) and usually mixed with sour cream….it might also be based off the powdered “French onion soup mix” being mixed with sour cream. Hope this helps :)

    • Nicole Not Specified Not Specified

      hahaha my man is obsessed too! grew up on french onion dip (from the packet) and ruffles w/ ridges whilst playing yatzee with his grandma.

      i’m certainly trying this for him, he needs a big-boy version.

      PS we live in Marina Del Rey, so uhhhhhhh if you every do find the perfect one in LA, do tell!

      xo

      Nicole

      http://www.hourglassandbloom.wordpress.com

  7. Diane, A Broad Not Specified Not Specified

    Dude, yum. And those veggies look so fresh!

  8. caroline Not Specified Not Specified

    yum! looks so good. i made a roasted shallot dip this summer and blogged about it – check it out!

    sweatshirt-weather.blogspot.com

  9. jeri Not Specified Not Specified

    I don’t even mind the onion dip from the mix, so this should be awesome. Hoping you’ll share your artichoke dip before the next big game.

  10. Frances @ The Foodess Files Not Specified Not Specified

    oooooo, ANY excuse for crudite right now! :) Too DAMN HOT!

  11. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    This dip sounds lovely! I can’t wait to try!

  12. Cherine Not Specified Not Specified

    This is very tempting!

  13. aishwarya Not Specified Not Specified

    Hey. I totally love your blog. Love Love the dishes and pics. its become a habit now for me to check it every day! Cant wait to try making this dip :)

  14. Jenny @ BAKE Not Specified Not Specified

    this dip sounds incredible! it’s not much of a staple over here in the UK I can’t wait to make it!

  15. Nicole Not Specified Not Specified

    Ohhhhhhhhhh my!

    My man grew up on french onion dip (from the packet) and ruffles……………I think it’s time for an upgrade?!

    I love this! Goin’ on the list!

    xo

    Nicole

    http://www.hourglassandbloom.wordpress.com

  16. Katie @ Blonde Ambition Not Specified Not Specified

    So I love roasted/grilled veggies and who doesn’t love caramelized onions? I think I may need to make this soon :D

  17. Beth Not Specified Not Specified

    The colors of the vegetables are gorgeous!!

  18. W|B|Wall Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, your photos are gorgeous!

  19. PolaM Not Specified Not Specified

    Haow beautiful! And delicious too I bet! Everything with roasted onions must be delicious!

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