Greek yogurt French onion dip is a flavorful, higher protein alternative to store bought dip. Serve French onion dip at your next party with potato chips, fresh cut veggies, or pork rinds.
French onion dip is a classic chip dip and party appetizer. In Los Angeles, a French chef made the original French onion dip in 1954. His dip was made with sour cream and French onion soup mix, also known as "California dip".
You can now find many mass produced versions of French onion dip on your grocery store shelves. You'll love this Greek yogurt version because it's lower in calories, extra creamy, and filled with flavor!
Serve Greek yogurt French onion dip with a vegetable plate filled with celery, carrots, radish slices, and broccoli florets. It's also fantastic with potato chips and pork rinds.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Yogurt - For this recipe, I suggest non-fat plain Greek yogurt for a nice, thick, creamy dip. However, any plain, unflavored yogurt will work in this recipe.
- Worcestershire sauce - Adds savory flavor to the dip. Can be substituted with soy sauce if needed due to allergies.
- Onion - The onion should be finely minced, not chopped or diced. Minced onion incorporates easily into the dip without adding too much texture.
- Seasoning - Salt, pepper, and garlic powder enhance the flavor of your dip. Optionally, add ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper for a little warmth.
For a more traditional French onion dip, substitute some or all of the Greek yogurt with sour cream. Or, use half sour cream and half cream cheese (softened to room temperature).
How to caramelize onions
In a skillet (I used a cast iron skillet) over medium-low heat, add butter. When melted and hot, add the minced onions.
Allow your onions to brown on one side before stirring. Then, continue stirring as needed and allow the onions to cook down and caramelize.
Caramelizing onions takes time, and it's best done "low and slow" on the stove top. If your onions begin to stick or look like they're browning too quickly, turn the heat down a little and add a splash of water to rehydrate your onions.
Minced onions can take between 20-30 minutes or more. If your onions are cut larger, they will take longer to caramelize.
What to serve with French onion dip
- potato chips
- corn chips
- celery sticks
- carrot sticks
- pork rinds
- radish slices
- broccoli florets
- cauliflower florets
- bell pepper slices
Homemade Greek yogurt French onion dip will keep for about 5 days in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Dip should not sit out at room temperature for more than two hours. If more than two hours have passed, leftovers should be discarded.
Greek Yogurt French Onion Dip
- 2 tablespoons butter, or olive oil
- 2 medium onions, minced (about 1 ½ cups total)
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- In a sauté pan over medium-low heat, add butter. When melted and hot, add onions and cook until caramelized and golden brown, about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If onions begin to stick or dry out, reduce heat and add a splash of water to rehydrate onions.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
- In a bowl, combine Greek yogurt, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and worcestershire sauce. Stir in caramelized onions.
- Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours prior to serving to allow flavors to meld. Serve cold with chips or fresh veggies.
- Greek yogurt can be substituted with all sour cream for a traditional french onion dip, or a combination of half sour cream and half (softened) cream cheese.
- Dip will keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 5 days.
- Onions cut larger than a "mince" will take longer to caramelize.