Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to do it all. I have a lovely, time-consuming recipe for a French onion dip made from scratch. But this one is for when you need a little something to go with the veggies and you’re short on time. I make my recipe with yogurt, but other people use sour cream and mayo, so feel free to use those if you wish. I prefer it to be a little healthier, hence the yogurt, plus think it tastes really good this way.
What you need:
- plain yogurt (homemade recipe here) I use 3.5% fat
- packaged dry onion soup mix
- a little red onion
- cheesecloth for straining (optional)
What you do:
- If you’re really in a hurry you can skip this first step; your dip will just be a bit more watery. In this case it might be good to use a little sour cream or mayonnaise to mix with the yogurt. Here’s what you do: Place a sieve above a bowl and line the sieve with cheesecloth. Put about 1 & 1/2 cups of yogurt into the cheesecloth. Place in the fridge and drain the yogurt for an hour, or longer if you have time. You may need to remove some liquid from the bowl during the draining process.
- Finely chop some red onion (a few tablespoons). Remove the yogurt from the cheesecloth and put it in a bowl; add some of the red onion, reserving a little for a garnish.
- Add some onion soup mix to taste, a little at a time.
- Garnish with some more red onion.
- Serve with veggies and/or chips.