My kids love to dip things.
Let’s be honest. I love to dip things too.
My kids definitely take it to the next level though. Especially my son.
“Ranch!” he will call out randomly.
“What do you need ranch for?” I ask, looking at his plate of peas, crackers and a cheese stick.
“Ranch!!” he will demand again. I give in, well, frankly because he is so darn cute.
My oldest daughter was never a dipper…until the second daughter came along. She wanted to dip everything. In her mind, everything tastes better dipped in ranch dressing.
Well, I am definitely not a ranch dressing lover, but I do love making more grown up dips. I really love vegetables, but raw vegetables always seem better dipped in a creamy dip. I am always looking for a healthier alternative, although I love the creamy, sour cream based dips, I wanted something I could use with a little less guilt.
This dip is yogurt based, and full of flavor. The onions are carmelized and give the dip a sweet flavor. This dip is great for raw veggies, but can also be used to dip pretzels, chips or crackers. And, if the yogurt is just too healthy for you, you can substitute sour cream as well. I will tell you though if you are wary of the yogurt, it gives the dip a tangy, delicious flavor and makes the dip just as rich and creamy as any sour cream would. And, you can feel a little less guilt…well unless you eat almost the whole container of dip…but that would be just…um…crazy.
Carmelized Onion Yogurt Dip
1 cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped sweet onion
1 tblsp olive oil
1 tblsp butter
2 tblsp brown sugar
12 oz plain, Greek yogurt
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
In a small saucepan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add butter. When butter melts, stir onions and 1/2 tsp salt and stir onions until coated with butter mixture. Cover, turn heat to low and let onions carmelize, cooking for 45 minutes. Add brown sugar, stir onions well and re-cover and cook for 10 more minutes. Pour into yogurt. Mix well. Add the rest of the salt, garlic, and black pepper. Mix and chill for 1 hour. Serve with veggies, chips or crackers.