Dip with French Onions

The French onion dip that you make at home is much superior than the version that you buy at the supermarket. It is guaranteed to go in a matter of minutes due to its creamy, tangy, and umami flavorful composition.

For me, there is virtually nothing that brings back greater memories than ridged potato chips and French onion dip. I am transported back in time to the holiday parties that I attended when I was a youngster. At such events, tubs of French onion dip that were purchased from a shop were always there on the snack table. This French onion dip was a big delight for my sister and me when we were growing up since my mother always made sure to offer us nutritious meals that she had prepared herself. I would consume as much of it as I could fit in my mouth, savoring each and every taste of the luscious dip that accompanied the salty chips.

It wasn’t until this year that I finally got around to creating my very own recipe for French onion dip. The dip that I used to like when I was a youngster is not quite as healthy as this one, but it is just as addicting and much more tasty. When I started making it for the first time, I discovered Jack eating it as a late-night snack while he was standing in front of the refrigerator. A few days later, when I cooked it again, I had to remind him that it was not on the table for discussion. This dish is rich in umami taste, creamy, and tangy all at the same time. I was not going to give him the opportunity to have it all to himself!


The components of the recipe for French Onion Dip

The majority of homemade French onion dip recipes are dairy-free and vegan, but this one is fully dairy-free and vegan! In place of preparing the base using sour cream, mayonnaise, and/or cream cheese, I use the cashew sour cream recipe that I have been using over the years. A lovely creamy texture is imparted by the cashews, while the acidic and savory flavors are brought about by the addition of Dijon mustard, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, and onion powder. Please take note that the ideal way to prepare it is using a high-speed blender like a Vitamix. Be careful to soak your cashews at least four hours before you mix them, especially if you do not have access to a high-speed blender.

Following the preparation of the cashew cream, the following components will be added in order to form the dip:

Onions that have been caramelized have a taste that is both sweet and salty. For the purpose of making this dip, you will only need one onion; however, I suggest caramelizing any additional onions and preserving them in the refrigerator or freezer. You may include them into foods like as spaghetti, pizza, egg dishes, or even more dip in the future!
A robust and concentrated onion taste is imparted to the dip by the use of onion powder.
For garnishing purposes, fresh chives! When combined with the rich caramelized onions and umami onion powder, their crisp taste provides a refreshing contrast.
And a dash of sea salt, which will bring out the full range of tastes!

The whole recipe, along with the measurements, may be seen below.

Dish Instructions for French Onion Dip

Although this recipe for French onion dip is simple to prepare, it does require that you make preparations in advance. In the event that you do not already own caramelized onions, you will be required to do the cooking process initially. It is not difficult to caramelize onions; all that is required is to cook them over low heat while turning them periodically; nevertheless, the process does take some time. Before you begin making the dip, you should be sure to let the onions at least an hour to cook, and you should also give them some time to cool on their own.

Blend the cashew cream after the onions have reached room temperature (they may also be chilled in the refrigerator if you already have them on hand). In the event that you do not own a high-speed blender, you will be required to soak the cashews in advance, as I indicated before.


After that, you should combine the dip! After the onions have been caramelized, chop them up and add them to a dish that contains the cashew cream. Once the onion powder, salt, and pepper have been incorporated, season the dish to taste. You should put the dip in the refrigerator for an hour so that it may cool before you consume it.

French onion dip prepared from scratch

Chives should be sprinkled on top of the dip when it is ready to be served, and then you should dive in! In the event that you do not have ridged potato chips on hand, you may substitute regular potato chips or fresh vegetables for them. However, I will always advocate serving this French onion dip with ridged potato chips.

Keep any leftover dip in the refrigerator for up to four days if you have any. Before you serve it, you may wish to dilute it with water, a teaspoon at a time, since it will become more thick as it cools down at room temperature. Have fun!

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