I was attending a get together this weekend with some good friends and I wanted to bring a quick appetizer/snack. I am the weirdo of the group with my food ingredient obsession. In my mind it is just a healthy concern for the chemicals that we put in and on our bodies. I ran into the grocery store “real quick” to grab onion dip and chips. I thought onion dip sounded good—I hadn’t eaten it in ages. As usual, my “real quick” turned into “real long” as I read the back of all of the onion dip containers. UGH! I was going nuts. Just look below at the label for Lay’s French Onion Dip! In addition to the ingredients that cannot be spoken (ie pronounced), there is the typical mystery “natural flavors” and of course MSG.
In the end, I grabbed a bag of pretzels and left the store (I did not read the back of the bag).
Still desiring onion dip I dug up a recipe I’ve used in the past that I would have made if I had sour cream in the fridge that morning. What are some of your favorite dips?
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups diced onions
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
- In a saute pan over medium heat add oil, heat and add onions and salt.
- Cook the onions until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients, and then add the cooled onions. Refrigerate and stir again before serving.