This delicious French Onion dip recipe pairs perfectly with all of your favorite veggies. Cut up some carrot or celery sticks or slice up some cucumber for a fresh afternoon snack. Grab some cherry tomatoes or sugar snap peas for a yummy pop of flavor. Or up your Superfood intake with some crunchy raw broccoli. No matter what veggies you choose to dip, you can be confident that you’re serving up something healthy for your loved ones that will get rave reviews.
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk yogurt
- 1 cup grapeseed oil Vegenaise
- 1½ cups sweet onions chopped or 4-8 Tbsp. Dried (if using fresh lightly brown them in 1-2 tablespoons oil and ¼ pink Himalayan salt and wait till they are cool)
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Put all ingredients in the Vitamix, food processor, or blender on high to mix.
- Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.
You may notice some big differences in the ingredients used to make our French Onion Dip recipe, compared to those you typically find in the grocery store or in most recipes. In our recipe, we’ve swapped out the dairy-based sour cream or Greek yogurt that is often used in dips for a far healthier combination of coconut milk yogurt and grapeseed oil Veganaise.
The pasteurization involved in processing dairy products removes the enzymes necessary for the body to properly digest the lactose. Coconut milk yogurt doesn’t contain any dairy, so the digestion issues that are typical when consuming traditional dairy products are eliminated.
Traditional mayonnaise is typically made with vegetable-based oils.Vegetable oils are high in trans fats due to the processing methods that are used to prepare them. They also contain very high levels of Omega-6 fatty acids which when consumed in excess are known to cause inflammation, heart disease, and other serious health issues. Choosing coconut oil or palm oil when cooking is a far healthier option. If you choose to sauté fresh onions in this recipe, it is also important to avoid vegetable-based oils, like canola oil.
We have also removed standard table salt in our French Onion Dip recipe and replaced it with Pink Himalayan Salt. Though all salt basically starts out the same, table salt is highly processed with all of the minerals stripped out and potassium iodide, aluminum, and bleaching agents are added in.
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