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Onion dip garnished with caramelized onions in a stripped green bowl with crinkle cut chips all around the bowl.

French Onion Dip

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  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This French Onion Dip is the perfect game night or party appetizer. You can keep it classic or make it lighter with Greek yogurt.


Units Scale
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or other cooking oil)
  • 2-3 medium-large sweet or yellow onions, sliced into half moons* (3 cups sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of water (or as needed)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 cup sour cream (or cream cheese)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce (or tamari)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp each finely chopped fresh parsley and chives (plus more for garnish)
  • Everything bagel seasoning for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  2. Add the sliced onions and sea salt to the skillet. Toss to coat well with the oil and cook for 5 minutes on high.
  3. Lower the heat to medium and continue cooking stirring every 3-5 minutes or so. If you stir the onions too often, they won’t have enough time to caramelize properly. The whole process will take 45-50 minutes.
  4. At the 30-minute mark, the onions should be reduced and you should be able to see lots of caramelization happening. At this point, the onions start to stick so add a splash of water to deglaze the pan.
  5. Continue cooking, stirring, and adding more water as needed for another 15-20 minutes. 
  6. The onions are done when they’re golden brown and visibly caramelized. Add the minced garlic for the last 1-2 minutes of cooking.
  7. Add one last splash of water to get all the bits stuck to the pan and allow the water to evaporate before transferring the onions to a bowl to cool.
  8. Allow the onions to cool for 10-15 minutes before mixing them with the rest of the ingredients.
  9. Into a medium bowl add the caramelized onions (reserve 1-2 tablespoons for garnish), sour cream, greek yogurt, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, black pepper, sea salt, parsley, and chives.
  10. Mix everything together until combined, taste, and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  11. Serve with chips of your choice (I highly recommend salty truffle potato chips!).


Serving: The dip is best served cool. If you keep it in the fridge for 1-2 hours, it will thicken up but you can also serve it right away if you don't have time to wait.

Storing: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.