A delicious healthy take on French Onion Dip made with caramelized onions, creamy Greek yogurt, and fresh herbs. A perfect make-ahead appetizer for potlucks and parties.

A delicious healthy take on French Onion Dip made with caramelized onions, creamy Greek yogurt, and fresh herbs. A perfect make ahead appetizer for potlucks and parties.

Creamy and so delicious this French Onion Dip is fairly simple to throw together. Caramelized onions are the key to the depth of flavor. Cooking the onions low and slow really brings out the natural sugars, transforming them into a beautiful velvety jam-like consistency. As the onions caramelize, there is just a little bit of chopping, and the rest of the dip comes together quickly. Thick Greek yogurt, fresh parsley, chives, and a touch of Worcestershire combine with the velvety onions for the tastiest French Onion dip! Check out 25 Best Appetizer Recipes for more ideas!

Ingredients In French Onion Dip

Ingredients in French onion dip- made with carmelized onions and yogurt.

Ingredient Notes

  • Caramelized Onions– Yellow onions work best. You really should double the batch while you are making these. They are magic flavor enhancers. You will find many uses for them: soups, pizza, sandwiches, salad dressings…etc.
  • Greek Yogurt– Any thick smooth yogurt that you like the taste of.
  • Fresh Herbs– Parsley and chives are our go to’s. Feel free to play around with what is fresh and available for you.

See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Step One- Start by caramelizing the onions. This will take a little time but that is where the deep delicious flavor comes from.

TIP: Slice the onions in half moons, with the grain and no thinner than 1/8 inch thick to keep moisture in and prevent burning.  This ensures proper extraction of the sugars.

See full recipe on How to Caramelize Onions.

Step Two- Dice up caramelized onions.

Step Three- In a bowl mix together yogurt, salt, pepper, chives, parsley, garlic powder Worcestershire, apple cider vinegar and caramelized onions. Thoroughly combine. Adjust flavors: adding more salt, pepper or vinegar as desired.

Serve chilled with chips, crackers and fresh veggies.

A delicious healthy take on French Onion Dip made with caramelized onions, creamy Greek yogurt, and fresh herbs. A perfect make ahead appetizer for potlucks and parties.

French Onion Dip FAQS

What is French Onion Dip made of?

We use Greek yogurt for a healthy twist (traditionally sour cream and mayo), along with caramelized onions, fresh parsley and chives.

What do you eat with French onion dip?

A popular accompaniment is the beloved potato chip, however, fresh cut veggies are delicious dipped in as well as crackers, cassava chips, taro chips, and plantain chips.

How long will French Onion Dip stay fresh in the fridge?

Homemade French Onion Dip will last up to 5 days sealed and refrigerated.

How should I cut onions for making caramelized onions?

Slice the ends off the onions.  Stand onion on the cut side and slice in half and peel the outer skin off.  Place the halved onion cut side down and slice into 1/8-1/4 inch slices, as close to the same size as possible for even cooking.
Be sure to slice with the grain not against the grain, for the most tender onions.

French onion dip with veggies, and potato chips.

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We have been loving this dip with cassava chips and ruffled plantain chips! It is so addicting. Hope you enjoy!

~Tonia

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A delicious healthy take on French Onion Dip made with caramelized onions, creamy Greek yogurt, and fresh herbs. A perfect make ahead appetizer for potlucks and parties.

French Onion Dip Recipe

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  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

A delicious healthier take on French Onion Dip made with caramelized onions, creamy Greek yogurt, and fresh herbs. A perfect make ahead appetizer for potlucks and parties.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chives, fresh and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Slice the onions into half moons, with the grain no thinner than 1/8 inch thick.
  2. Caramelize the onions: Heat a 10-inch cast iron skillet or carbon steel pan on medium-high. When the pan is hot, add onions stirring a few times- cook this way, without oil, for 5 minutes. Add the olive oil and salt, stirring for a minute to fully incorporate.  Turn heat down to medium-low. Stir every 5-10 minutes for 30-50 minutes. The onions should be a dark caramel color, smell amazing and be greatly reduced.  Deglaze the pan by adding 1 tablespoon of water and scrape the pan to get the stuck crusty browned bits off the pan.  This is known as fond and is bursting with flavor.  Don’t skip this step! See the full recipe on How to Caramelize Onions.
  3. Dice up caramelized onions. Measure out 1/2 cup.
  4. In a bowl mix together yogurt, salt, pepper, chives, parsley, garlic powder, Worcestershire and apple cider vinegar. Fold in the chopped caramelized onions until the dip is thoroughly combined. Adjust flavors adding more salt, pepper or vinegar as desired.
  5. Serve chilled with chips, crackers and fresh veggies.

Notes

Homemade French Onion Dip will last up to 5 days sealed and refrigerated.

Worcestershire is optional but adds a nice depth. Wizard is a vegan brand of Worcestershire that works great.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ¼ cup
  • Calories: 89
  • Sugar: 3.3 g
  • Sodium: 318.7 mg
  • Fat: 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.4 mg

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Comments

  1. I’m making this right now and noticed the recipe calls for worcestershire sauce–it says see not but I do not see a note! And I’m curious about what the note would have said because my mother is allergic to worcestershire and I wondered if there were substitutions, or if it is optional. What would that note have said?

    1. Oh my, thanks for the catch Cynthia! I updated the recipe card. Worcestershire is optional but adds depth. I often use Wizard brand that is vegan.

  2. This recipe was a big hit at my girls’ night recently! I came home with leftovers so I put some in my breakfast burrito this morning. So good!!!






  3. This recipe was a hit at my Father’s Day BBQ. Even the kids enjoyed it! Chose to deglaze the cast iron pan with balsamic vinegar instead of water. Served with tortilla chips on the side 🙂






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