Yes, guacamole and hummus are great, but just thinking about French onion dip makes me drool. For a while it go overshadowed by other dips (ranch dip, anbody?), but a healthy French onion dip recipe puts it back on the scene, and it’s healthier than ever.
This year, the plant-based company Good Karma released a line of dairy-free dips that are making their way into healthy homes nationwide. Seeing a healthy French onion dip definitely stopped me in my tracks. This version is upgraded from the typical sour cream version with a coconut oil base that’s contains just 30 calories and 1 gram of sugar per serving. Not too shabby.
You can also make your own dip at home in minutes that’s just as good paired with carrots and celery as it is veggie chips. Ashley Page, the plant-based chef behind Happy Plates, shared her own French onion dip recipe on Instagram that will finally make you devour all the chopped produce in your fridge. It’s easy, too. After soaking some cashews overnight (or giving them a quick 15-minute boil), all you need to do is blend them up with a handful of ingredients, including apple cider vinegar, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix in caramelized onions and let it chill in the fridge before it’s ready to eat.
I don’t want to say French onion dip has changed my life or anything, but ever since it found its way back to me, my veggie consumption has increased dramatically. Coincidence? I think not.
1.5 cup raw cashews
3/4 plant-based mayo
3/4 to 1 cup water
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white or black pepper
1 medium white onion, diced & caramelized
1. Soak cashews overnight, or quick soak in boiling water for 15 minutes. Rinse and drain.
2. Add cashews and the rest of the ingredients, except chives, and blend until smooth. Adjust water depending on brand on plant-based mayo you’re using.
3. Mix in caramelized onion, chill for one hour and serve.
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