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.
To be honest, I do have pre-mixes in my pantry, but those are mainly for hubby 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.
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 a salary. 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)
- 1 TB Olive Oil
- 1 Large Red Onion finely chopped
- 2 t Fresh Garlic crushed
- 1 1/2 t Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 t Dijon Mustard
- 1 t Soy Sauce
- 1/2 t Salt
- 1/2 t Black Pepper
- 1 cup Thick Sour Cream
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
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
Add the Sour Cream once the Onion mixture is cold and stir well to combine – cover and chill for 2 hours to thicken
Total time excludes chilling time
Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.