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January 21, 2015

Onion Dip (From Scratch)

Onion Dip (From Scratch) ~ Making your own Onion Dip from scratch is EASY and so much tastier and fresher than pre-mixes or ready made dips ~ suitable for chips, biscuits and crudites

It is easy to open up a packet of pre-mixed Dip, mix it with sour cream and serve, but, making this Onion Dip from Scratch , is so much better and tastier. And it does not take that long either.

A bit of frying, mixing and the usual chilling {which would have been needed with the pre-mixed Dip anyway} and you have a delicious homemade Onion Dip.

Onion Dip (From Scratch) ~ Making your own Onion Dip from scratch is EASY and so much tastier and fresher than pre-mixes or ready made dips ~ suitable for chips, biscuits and crudites

To be honest, I do have pre-mixes in my pantry, but those are mainly for Roy and the kids when they have a sudden craving for dip and chips, or a dip with savory biscuits. And yes, when we have a bunch of people over, I would have a mix of the homemade dips, like this Onion Dip, as well as bowls made with pre-mixes scattered all over the snacks table.

Onion Dip (From Scratch) ~ Making your own Onion Dip from scratch is EASY and so much tastier and fresher than pre-mixes or ready made dips ~ suitable for chips, biscuits and crudites

I do love the tiny pieces of Onion in an Onion Dip made from scratch, and I also prefer to use minced, and not totally crushed, Garlic in this recipe.

Only a few years ago, I would never have given making my own dips, a second thought. For most of my life, I was {still am a little!} a lazy cook, and I am talking about after I had to stop working when I had even more time to cook and bake, than when I was still working full-time.

Talking about working full-time - I really, really miss that a lot. Every single day. Especially now that the kids are done with school and not into sports anymore. I miss being part of a group, seeing them each day, talking strategies, the usual office gossip, and yes, even the arguing which happens at workplaces. And of course, earning my own money. There is no better feeling than knowing you contribute to the everyday household, and the luxuries which were taken for granted before and now becomes less by the day.

But, I am running off topic now, as usual ! If you have never made your own Onion Dip from scratch , I hope you will try this recipe at least once, and I am sure you will notice the much more flavorsome and freshness than making a Dip from a pre-mix.


Onion Dip (From Scratch)



INGREDIENTS:

1 TB Olive Oil
1 Large Red Onion, finely chopped
2 t Fresh Garlic, minced
1 1/2 t Worcestershire Sauce
1 t Dijon Mustard
1 t Soy Sauce
1/2 t Salt
1/2 t Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 cup Thick Sour Cream

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Heat the Oil in a small pan - saute the Onion until golden - add the Garlic and stir-fry another minute or two - remove from the heat.
2.) Add the Worcestershire Sauce, Mustard, Soy Sauce, Salt and Pepper to the hot Onions - stir to combine and transfer to a medium mixing bowl - let cool completely.
3.) Add the Sour Cream once the Onion mixture is cold and stir well to combine - cover and chill for 2 hours to thicken.

Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

Onion Dip (From Scratch) ~ Making your own Onion Dip from scratch is EASY and so much tastier and fresher than pre-mixes or ready made dips ~ suitable for chips, biscuits and crudites

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21 comments:

  1. Linda , this looks great! Creamy and perfect for some chip dipping! :-) Hope that you are great!
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

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  2. I have been wanting to try an onion dip from scratch, and now I can!! It looks delicious. :)

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  3. I have never thought to make this kind of dip from scratch .... but now I feel like I need to! Something tells me this is way better than the mix!

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  4. OMG that sounds amazing, my mouth watered.

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  5. its in process for two hour wait, let ya'll know later :)

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    1. Would love to know how yours turned out, Jody !

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    2. YUM YUM .. keeper recipe .. today its better than after the two hour wait .. its almsot gone .. (2nd trip to store for chips for it ) be sooooooooooo good on wings for sure

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    3. I am glad you enjoyed the dip, Jody ! And I agree, it only gets better the longer it stands {not always possible though ;-) }

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  6. YUM! That looks so good and I love that it's from scratch. Thanks for the recipe.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  7. There is nothing like making home made dip. It is always a whole heap tastier than anything you can buy. This onion dip certainly looks delish.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Linda. I hate using packaged mixes, but I can never get the right taste when I try to improvise. Can't wait to try this -- pinned! :)

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  9. This looks great! I will definitely be giving this a go :)

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  10. Yum, yum, yum! Who doesn't love onion dip?!?! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see you again this Saturday at 5:00 ET with your latest makes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  11. Oooh yummy! Much healthier than those premade packets I'm sure! Thank you for sharing your recipe at Merry Monday!

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  12. Your onion dip looks delicious, Linda. I love that it is made without a packet! Homemade recipes are one of our favourite things at Hearth and Soul :-) Pinned, yummed, will tweet and have stumbled. Also will be featuring this post at next week's Hearth and Soul hop!

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  13. I sometimes use the packets too, but I seem to be extra sensitive to salt. Those onion soup mixes are so salty! Good looking dip--nice and creamy.
    Thanks for sharing, Linda.

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  14. I love onions and onion dip! And I'd much rather have homemade than use a pre-made mix! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Linda...looking forward to trying it!

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  15. I never would have thought to make my own dip but wow this sounds soooo yummy, I'm definitely a convert!

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  16. Oh, I love onion dip! I've never made my own though, I need to try this. Pinning and sharing :)

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  17. Onion dip is one of my faves! I have to try making it instead of buying it next time I get a dip craving. :)

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