Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Super Duper Dip

Chips and dip are one of my favorite things. Salty, cool, and creamy just makes me so happy. Unfortunately, dips you find in the chip aisle are often laden in fat and calories that turn happiness to pudginess. Making dips at home can be a good alternative, but often using low fat ingredients can make your dip soupy and flavorless.

In search of a recipe that would be tasty without all the fat in calories brought me to Martha Stewart's Sweet Onion Dip. Caramelizing the onions gives you the punch of flavor you need. Adding just a bit of cream cheese thickens the dip without too many extra calories or fat.

This dip was perfect on chips, veggies, and even worked as a spread throughout the week on sandwiches and wraps. Spread a little on a tortilla, add some rotisserie chicken, shredded cheese, guacamole and tomatoes and you've got a pretty good sandwich. Yum!

Sweet Onion Dip (from Martha Stewart)
Makes 2 cups
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Vidalia onions (1 pound total), finely chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup non-fat sour cream
  • 2 ounces fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives
  • Potato chips, for serving

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Let cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, combine onions, sour cream, cream cheese, vinegar, and chives; season with salt and pepper.

Chill dip until slightly thickened, about 1 hour; or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Serve with chips or veggie sticks.

1 comment:

  1. I love chips and dip too! My favorite go-to dip at home is guacamole. This onion dip sounds delicious though, I would keep this recipe and make it for a party!