In the same way I love Taco Bell and Checkers french fries, I LOVE the french onion dip that comes in a tub from the grocery store’s refrigerated section. I love it. Creamy, oniony, garlicky, perfectly dippable out of that little tub. Mmmmm. I also recognize that it’s not healthy and is likely full of weird ingredients I can’t pronounce.
Enter this recipe: a slightly upgraded version of the grocery store onion dip I love, but still creamy and oniony and garlicky and dippable. Plus, it contains goat cheese, which is always win in my book.
Make it for your next sports-viewing gathering, holiday party,
wine book club OR for a snack any day you please, because you’re a grownup and you can do that.
1 large yellow or white onion, diced
1 or 2 shallots, diced
1/2 tablespoon of butter
1 clove garlic, minced
3-4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
4 oz plain goat cheese, softened at room temp
salt + pepper
In a medium to large skillet, saute onion and shallot on low heat with butter and a drizzle of olive oil until caramelized. (This process will take at least 20 minutes – if you want more instruction, check out this tutorial from The Kitchn.) Once caramelized, add a pinch of salt and the garlic, and continue to cook until the garlic is fragrant and a bit softened, about 2-4 minutes.
Let the onions cool, then add to a bowl along with the green onions (reserve a few for topping), yogurt and goat cheese. Mix until combined, then add drizzles of olive oil plus salt and pepper to taste.
This dip can be eaten right away, but I think it tastes even better after sitting a bit (or overnight!) in the fridge. Serve with veggies, pita chips and crackers!