Football season is a magnificent time of leisure and camaraderie and -- let's be honest -- eating. With so many cumulative hours spent in front of a television screen watching college and professional ball games, doesn't it make perfect sense that you should have delicious snacks to sustain you? This football season, try a recipe like this homemade and slightly addictive Caramelized Onion Dip.
Most French onion dips consist of a curious dairy overload of sour cream, cream cheese and mayonnaise. For a healthier spin, this recipe offers non-fat greek yogurt for its base. (For those that prefer a stiffer yet potentially chip-breaking dip, go ahead and keep the cream cheese, but try a fat-free brand.)
One of the fantastic merits of this dip is its incredible versatility. You can dip nearly anything in it with happy results. Try it with crackers, potato chips, tortilla chips, pretzels, raw vegetable sticks, roasted vegetables, etc.
A little sweet, a little salty -- enjoy snacking with gusto with this Caramelized Onion Dip recipe.
- 1 (17-oz) container non-fat greek yogurt
- 2 yellow onions, minced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp chives, minced (plus additional for garnish)
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp celery salt
Melt the butter in a large saute pan. Add the minced onions. Once the onions soften, sprinkle with sugar. Continue to cook until the onions have caramelized, refreshing mixture with a tablespoon of water at a time if too dry.
Next, in a food processor, combine the caramelized onions, greek yogurt, chives, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and celery salt. Refrigerate for at least thirty minutes to allow flavors to develop.