I know you’re guilty. I’ve been guilty, too. Guilty of grabbing a container of French Onion Dip from the refrigerated section of the grocery store and serving it to guests or bringing it to a friend’s house as my chip-n-dip contribution. BOR-ing. LA-zy.
There are alternatives.
Here’s a super simple dip idea that’s unique, fresh, creative, quick, and best of all, tastes great. And I’ve made it even easier by using jarred pesto (oil, basil, and garlic) rather than starting from scratch. With that modification, this recipe only uses five ingredients and a food processor.
Let’s dip in!
¼ cup onion, chopped
1 tbsp butter
1 cup (8 ounces) cottage cheese
¼ cup pesto (I use the prepared pesto in a jar)
¼ cup aged Parmesan cheese, grated fresh
1 tbsp lemon juice
Sauté the onions in the oil until lightly caramelized.
This will add a sweet tang to the dip. Now, just add the sautéed onions, plus the cottage cheese, Parmesan, pesto, and lemon juice to a food processor and, presto. I mean, pesto!
I served my Parmesan Pesto dip with baked lentil chips, but virtually any chip or cracker will do. And the best part? This tastes nothing like French Onion Dip.