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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

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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

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)

Onion Dip (From Scratch)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
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
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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
Recipe Notes

Total time excludes chilling time

Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

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Diana Hansen

Sunday 8th of February 2015

This really looks good, Linda!!

Jenny Bullistron

Saturday 7th of February 2015

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

Joy Mooiweer

Saturday 7th of February 2015

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

Michelle McVeigh

Saturday 7th of February 2015

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

Michelle Nahom

Saturday 7th of February 2015

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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