There are a few go to recipes that I always have in my back pocket, you know the ones that never fail and are always crowd pleasers. French Onion Dip is one of those recipes. Sure you can buy it premade in a jar, but the fresh homemade version is always better. I love eating this as an appetizer at any party, especially with ruffle chips.
Why is it called french onion dip?
French Onion Dip got its moniker from it original recipe using powdered french onion soup. This dip is made with onions, seasonings and sour cream, which makes it delicious and perfect for dipping salty chips, pretzels and even vegetables. While you can eat french onion dip any time of year, it's a dip I prefer during warm weather because it is served cold and offsets hot temps (and foods) rather well.
What to serve with this dip
My favorite thing to eat with French Onion Dip is ruffle potato chips. Those ridges are great for pinking up the maximum amount of dip. Other potato chips work well too, though I'd caution against the flavored varieties. Pretzels are also another tasty option. For a "healthier" version, try with vegetables like carrot sticks, celery, green beans, broccoli, or radishes. It truly goes great with most raw veggies.
How long will the dip last
This dip can be made ahead of an event, but I would say it's best to serve within 24 hours of making. Since this dip is made with sour cream, if it's been sitting out at room temp it's safer to discard it than saving leftovers. The last thing you would want is to get food poisoning. But since this is an easy recipe, just whip up a new batch when you want some more.
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French Onion Dip
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves Grated
- 2 Sprigs Thyme
- 1 Cup Sour Cream
- ¼ Cup Chives Thinly Sliced
- 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
- In a large pan, heat oil on medium-high heat and add onion, garlic cloves and thyme. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring often, until onions have softened and turned golden in color. Remove from heat and let cool. Remove thyme sprigs.
- Once cooled, combine onion mixture, sour cream, chives, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let chill before serving and enjoy!
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