New Year's resolutions. It seems that most people are either die-hard resolution fanatics, or they don't care at all.
I'm definitely in the latter group. My past attempts at resolutions have always left me feeling guilty when I end up not succeeding. So, I consider myself as a 'work in progress' all
year long, not just on January 1st.
The most common resolution is to lose weight, or start eating healthier. While I could never give up my beloved sweets, I do
prioritize a healthy, balanced diet. (Though you might not know it if you took a peek into my freezer and saw my ice cream stash.)
Today's recipe is a lightened up version of a classic snack food - french onion dip with chips. Caramelized Onion Greek Yogurt Dip
takes french onion dip to a new, more sophisticated level. Real caramelized onions in
the dip? Absolutely! Much of the fat is lost when sour cream is swapped out for ultra thick & creamy Greek yogurt.
Double bonus if you serve it up with fresh-cut veggies
inst ead of
in addition to chips.
Start by caramelizing the onions. Dice up two onions - one sweet & one red - into small pieces. Try to avoid crying waterfalls.
Throw them into a pot, along with some olive oil, butter, and salt. Cooking them low and slow is the key to sweet, caramelized perfection. Mine took about 50 minutes, start to finish. The nice thing is that you don't have to babysit them... Fold a load of laundry, take a minute to stir the onions. Unload the dishwasher, take a break to stir the onions. Once the onions are caramelized, set them aside to cool for a bit.
Meanwhile, combine plain Greek yogurt with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. If you've never had Greek yogurt, you are missing out! It's a much thicker version of regular yogurt, and has a very high protein count. The consistency is very similar to sour cream, with a lot less fat and calories.
Once the onions are cool, stir them into the Greek yogurt mixture. Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Serve with chips and/or veggies!
Caramelized Onion Greek Yogurt Dip
About 3 cups dip
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ tablespoon butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
- 1 medium red onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Heat olive oil and butter in a large saute pan over low heat until melted. Add onions and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, on low, stirring every 5-10 minutes for about 45-50 minutes total, until onions are caramelized and sweet. Stir in brown sugar; cook 5 minutes more. Remove onions from heat and let cool.
Combine Greek yogurt with onions, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until smooth. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with kettle chips and/or sliced veggies.
Source: How Sweet It Is