Friday, January 1, 2010

Healthier Sour Cream & Onion Dip

Inspiration:
Good Housekeeping


Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon(s) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium (6- to 8-ounce) yellow onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) sugar
  • salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/3 cup(s) reduced-fat sour cream
  • Snipped chives, for garnish

Instructions:
  1. Line medium sieve set over deep bowl with basket-style coffee filter or paper towel. Spoon yogurt into filter; cover and refrigerate 25 minutes. Discard liquid in bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil on medium until hot. Add onions, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Cook 15 to 17 minutes or until dark golden brown, stirring onions occasionally.
  3. Line plate with double thickness of paper towels. With slotted spoon, transfer onions to plate to drain further and cool. (Onions will crisp slightly as they cool, and a few pieces may stick to paper towel.)
  4. In medium bowl, combine sour cream, strained yogurt, and onions. Stir well. Cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 3 days. (Dip is best when refrigerated for a day; flavors develop more fully.) Garnish with chives and serve with fresh veggie crudités.

Notes:
My family members LOVE the dip made by mixing Lipton's Onion Soup dry mix with sour cream. They love it. My mom and I thought that we would try making an onion dip from scratch. This was much much less salty than the other dip (not surprisingly), so I would probably add a little more salt next time :)


Nutritional Information:
(per 2 tablespoon serving)

Calories45
Total Fat2g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol2mg
Sodium55mg
Total Carbohydrate4g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars--
Protein2g
Calcium--


Tim's Rating: 8/10
Liz's Rating: 8.5/10

3 comments:

10yearstogether said...

Drool. This looks a million times better than the salt-ridden onion dip packets I buy in the chips aisle.

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

This is such a good idea - I always loved the sour cream and onion combination, but the "packet in the sour cream" was so so salty I hesitated to make it very often. I may try this for Sunday football! Thanks,
Susan

HaveShoesWillTravel said...

I make a homemade sour cream and onion dip that I love but it's not quite as healthy as this one. And maybe I should start dipping carrot sticks instead of potato chips.