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French Onion Dip

This vegan French Onion Dip is super easy to make with simple ingredients and packed with amazing flavors. A winning combo that the whole family, kids and of course pickiest hubbies will enjoy. Learn my tried method which leads to the best result any time you have your chips and veggies ready to dip. I can tell you this will be a staple.

Hand dipping a potato ship into the French Onion Dip.

Dips are always great to have. Not only as party food or a quick snack.

Really, when time is short, you can make a meal out of it. Add some chips, veggies, crackers or just some bread and you can go far with dip recipes like this Ranch Dip, my Crack Dip, the Jalapeno Popper Dip or my Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip.

Fore more dips, feel free to use the search bar, so you can be sure to find more ideas.

Ingredients for the French Onion Dip on a wooden board.

Why you need to try this French Onion Dip

Simplicity: you learn the best method for caramelizing onions. I’ll show you all my steps to make it as easy as it gets. Step-by-step pictures guide you and you will be really proud of the finished result.

All you need as always are easy ingredients that you might have on hand. No need for intense pre planning and shopping lists.

What you will get are amazing flavors from short prep time.

Before and after pictures of caramelizing the diced onions in a pan.

Showing mixing of the sour cream and mayo with seasoning in a small bowl.

What you need for my French Onion Dip recipe

No big secrets or fancy ingredients needed. All you need to have in your pantry and fridge are:

  • onions
  • olive oil
  • vegan sour cream
  • vegan mayo
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder

That’s it! Could it be any better?

Adding caramelized onions to the creamy ingredients.

How to make French Onion Dip

Caramelizing the onions

We start with caramelizing the onions. Make sure they are finely diced. Heat olive oil in a skillet, then add onions and fry them for around 20 minutes on medium heat until they are caramelized and golden browned. Season with a pinch salt and pepper, allow to cool.

Preparing the creamy mixture 

Next combine vegan mayo, vegan sour cream, garlic powder, and onion powder in a bowl. Mix with a spatula, again season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

 

A bowl with the French Onion Dip with extra onions.

Combining the dip

Finally add 3/4 of the onions into the sour cream mixture and mix with a spatula again. If you want, transfer to another serving bowl, and garnish with the remaining onions.

Enjoy immediately or refrigerate. Flavors will be even better and most amazing, if you let the dip sit overnight.

This is such an amazing dip that you can prepare in advance for 4 days, which is great for meal prep or to bring it on parties, get togethers and much more.

But I can totally see this as a full dinner or lunch, just so versatile. I can imagine it even over leftover pasta!

Hand holding a potato chip with French Onion Dressing and extra caramelized onions.

Tips, tricks and variations

Add herbs: use parsley, chives, fresh or dried to get more variation.

Make a double or third batch and let sit in the fridge.

Also great for filling potatoes, yum.

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Snap a picture and enjoy!

Cheers, Florian.

Hand holding a potato chip with French Onion Dressing and extra caramelized onions.

French Onion Dip

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This vegan French Onion Dip is super easy to make with simple ingredients and packed with amazing flavors. A winning combo that the whole family, kids and of course pickiest hubbies will enjoy. Learn my tried method which leads to the best result any time you have your chips and veggies ready to dip. I can tell you this will be a staple.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups onions, peeled and cut into fine cubes
  • 14 oz vegan sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet, then add onions and fry them for around 20 minutes on medium heat until they are caramelized and golden browned. Season with a pinch salt and pepper, allow to cool.
  2. Next combine vegan mayo, vegan sour cream, garlic powder, and onion powder in a bowl. Mix with a spatula, again season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Finally add 3/4 of the onions into the sour cream mixture and mix with a spatula again. If you want, transfer to another serving bowl, and garnish with the remaining onions.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 11.1gSaturated Fat: 5.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3.7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 3.9gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2.4gProtein: 1.7g

 

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