French Onion Dip

french onion dip

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Homemade French Onion Dip with yogurt, a bit of mayo, easy caramelized onions in Instant Pot (or not) and fresh herbs. Appetizer made more healthy and fresh to dunk your chips, veggies or crackers into at any party.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove or Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: North American


Caramelized onions:

  • 1 lb (4 small) yellow onions, cut into thick slices
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

French Onion Dip:

  • Caramelized onions
  • 2 cups plain regular or Greek yogurt, 2% + fat
  • 1/4 cup mayo (I use avocado oil)
  • 1 tbsp dill, chives or parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


How to Caramelize Onions in Instant Pot

  1. In Instant Pot, add onions and 1/4 tsp salt. No water is necessary.
  2. Close the lid, turn pressure release valve to Sealing and pressure cook on High pressure for 15 minutes.
  3. Release pressure using Quick Release method.
  4. Open the lid and drain juices for later use in soups and stew.
  5. Press Saute and add 1 tbsp oil, 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt.
  6. Saute for 4-5 minutes or until onions become fragrant and turn yellow-brown.

How to Make Caramelized Onions on the Stove

  1. Preheat large skillet on medium heat and add oil. Wait until oil gets hot.
  2. Add onions, baking soda, salt and pepper and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook onions for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you onions starting to burn a bit, add a splash of water to rehydrate them. You can watch my friend Lisa’s caramelized onions video for detailed instructions.

How to Make French Onion Dip

  1. If you are using regular (not Greek) yogurt, I recommend to strain it in a colander lined with linen towel over a bowl for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add yogurt, mayo, caramelized onions, dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to thicken and let flavors “marry each other”.
  4. Serve with veggies, crackers or chips.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week.

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