Lighter Onion Dip

Lightened Up Onion Dip

Can you believe we are already halfway through January? That means that the Super Bowl is only a few weeks away! Now, I couldn’t care less about professional football. I just don’t think that professional players have much heart in the game or give much of an effort. I mean, have you seen the way they ‘tackle’? Weak! I am a college football kind of girl and our big game has come and gone (yay Noles!!). To me, the Super Bowl is just an excuse to make a bunch of food and enjoy time with friends.

Of course, with the Super Bowl only a month into the new year, most people are still clinging to their resolutions – which are usually (and annoyingly so) centered around dieting. There is nothing worse than spending hours preparing food for a party only to be left packing up the leftovers because your guests could only nibble — all in the name of diets.

This lightened up onion dip is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for a healthier food option. I still like to serve this lightened up onion dip with rippled chips – there is no need to go overboard here. However, this dip would also compliment veggies like baby carrots, or colorful, mini bell peppers. If you are looking for a guilt free snack, this lighter onion dip is sure to satisfy.

Notes:

** Add ground pepper, to taste, right before serving. The pepper flavor permeates the greek yogurt easily. Even the smallest amount of pepper can end up being too overpowering if added at the beginning along with the other ingredients.

Lighter Onion Dip

Lighter Onion Dip
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 lg onion, diced small (I use Vidallia)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 6oz containers greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp chives, minced
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, optional
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onion, and a hefty pinch of salt. Saute until translucent and softened, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic to the onion mixture and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Remove from heat and allow the onion mixture to cool.
  5. Once the onion mixture is cool, combine with the greek yogurt. Check to see if additional salt is needed.
  6. Add in most of the minced chives, reserving some for garnish.
  7. To allow all the flavors to meld, refrigerate for an hour before serving, although, it can be served immediately.
  8. Add pepper, if using, right before serving.

 

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