How to make French Onion Dip that tastes a million times better than store-bought! An easy homemade dip to enjoy at parties, potlucks or backyard barbecues. A made from scratch sour cream onion dip perfect for your Super Bowl party or a family games night.
Who Invented French Onion Dip?
The original recipe was made in the 1950's in Los Angeles by an unknown person. As its popularity grew, it became known as California Dip. The Lipton Company led an advertising campaign with the original onion soup recipe printed on the back of its packages. It was a brilliant marketing move, and the soup packet mix is often synonymous the Onion Dip. Lipton's French Onion Dip is made with two ingredients, Lipton French Onion Soup mix and sour cream.
How to Make French Onion Dip From Scratch
I think it's better to make things from scratch and try to eat less processed foods. While the dried onion mix is easy and convenient to make, this homemade French Onion Dip recipe is always tastier than the store-bought varieties. Whenever I bring it to parties, it's always a hit!
- Carmelize onions and garlic in oil
- Add the Balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper, thyme, and a bay leaf and simmer for about 10 minutes
- Allow to fully cool in fridge
- Mix caramelized onions with mayo and sour cream, and garnish
Easy Onion Dip
You'll love this caramelized Onion Dip because it's so easy to make! There isn't any complicated steps that require an electric mixer, which means less dishes for you to wash! No added butter, no added cream cheese, in comparison to some recipes, this dip is practically healthy! The hardest part of this recipe is slicing the onions!
Green Onion Dip
I always garnish with finely chopped chives or green onions. It adds a great color contrast when serving, which makes it look more appetizing. If you love green onions, mix through 1 finely chopped green onion through your dip. This will add extra onion flavor to your party dip!
- For a lower fat onion dip, you can use Greek Yogurt instead of sour cream
- If you want to add cream cheese, allow cheese to warm up to room temperature before mixing in, or soften in the microwave
- Add some spices like ¼ teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper (if you like it spicy) or Paprika for a bit of color
What to Serve with French Onion Dip?
Americans love dipping crinkle cut potato chips with onion dips, however, there are many ways to enjoy this onion dip recipe.
- Ritz Crackers
- Carrot Sticks and Celery Sticks
- Serve in a small sourdough bread bowl
- Breadsticks or Grissini
- Spread it over your next hamburger or chicken burger
How Long Does Homemade French Onion Dip Last?
As long as it's refrigerated, I always find that it lasts 4 to 5 days in the fridge, no problems! That's assuming for some strange reason that nobody eats it first! It's the perfect dip to make in advance before your party. The flavor improves if you make it one day in advance before serving.
More Dip Recipes
- Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip
- Breadbowl Spinach Dip
- Beetroot Dip - Russian Style
- Blue Cheese Dip for Everything
- Pumpkin Hummus
- Easy Tzatziki Dip
Now you see how to make French Onion Dip, and I'm sure you'll never go back to the dry soup onion recipe again! It's worth the effort, 100 times tastier and everyone will want your recipe. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 2 large onions, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp oil
- ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme leaves
- 1 Bay leaf
- 1¼ cups Sour Cream or Greek yogurt
- 1¼ cups Mayo
- Garnish with chives
- Sauté the onions and garlic in oil for about 10 minutes until they start to caramelize golden brown.
- Reduce heat to medium. Add the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper, thyme, and a bay leaf. Simmer for about 10 more minutes until it starts to thicken and further reduce. Remove from heat and cool in fridge before proceeding.
- Mix the caramelized onions with the sour cream and mayo. Garnish with chopped chives before serving.