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. This is also a great alternative chip dip for your family chip lovers.
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk yogurt alternative
- 1 cup soy-free Veganaise, or your preferred avocado-oil or grapeseed oil vegan mayonnaise*
- 1½ cups organic sweet onions, chopped or 4 tablespoons organic dried minced onions AND 4 tablespoons organic onion powder
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
- ½ teaspoon organic garlic powder or organic garlic granules*
- Place the yogurt alternative, vegan mayonnaise, onions, sea salt, white pepper, and garlic powder in a large blender or food processor.
- Blend on high until the dip reaches desired consistency.
- Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight before serving. Before serving, garnish with fresh chives.
** If using fresh onions, sprinkle them with ¼ teaspoon sea salt and sauté them in 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil until lightly browned.
Variation: Add a tablespoon of fresh cut chives before blending to add more flavor to your dip!
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 fresh herbs are amazing in this recipe. Nothing is better than fresh chives for me so if you want the best flavor try growing your own chives in an herb garden.
Almost all French Onion dips on the market contain added sugar as well, which is something we want to avoid. This recipe allows you to control your sugar intake without sacrificing flavor!
The pasteurization involved in processing dairy products removes the enzymes necessary for the body to digest lactose properly. 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.
Pro-Tip: I always make my dips a day or two before to give the flavors time to mix and save time in preparation the day of an event. This is so easy to make ahead of time so it’s ready when the party starts!
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