Monday, April 18, 2011

Homemade Sour Cream and Onion Dip

I absolutely LOVE potato chips with onion dip. Whenever I'm craving a salty, crunchy snack, I like to make my own potato chips and grab my packet of onion dip, toss it into the sour cream and sit down for five minutes while the kids nap. But those packets of pre-made dips, not the healthiest choice. Even if the ingredients are organic, they still tend to be full of additives such as xanthan gum, maltodextrin and dextrose, all unhealthy, highly refined, processed corn products.

Making your own homemade onion dip can be very simple, quick, easy and healthy. There are a few ways to go about making a dip with powders, you can either purchase organic fair trade powders at your local health food store/market or you can make your own powders at home.

Onion Dip
per 250 grams of sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of fresh ground pepper
sprinkle of dried chives

Combine all of the above ingredients in your choice of sour cream or greek yogurt. Enjoy it as a dip or thin it out with a bit of organic extra virgin olive oil and make a dressing for your salad.

To make onion and garlic powders at home, simply preheat your oven to 150* (or lowest temperature) and place small pieces of chopped onion and garlic on parchment paper on a baking tray. Place in the middle rack in the oven overnight or for at least 6 hours or until they can easily be crumbled by hand. Remove from oven and cool. Then in a grinder or food processor, blend for desired texture, either a fine powder or the onion/garlic can be left a little chunky for an extra punch. Store in an airtight container in the freezer to keep fresh.

Homemade onion dip can also be made with fresh onions and garlic that are sauteed in a cast iron or frying pan for 15 minutes. The taste will be delicious, allow the onions and garlic to cool, add the salt and pepper to your sour cream or yogurt and place in the refrigerator to firm for a few hours before eating.

This dip is perfect for a side dish with some fresh cut veggies during the spring and summer.

Bon Appetit!
Chef Momma

3 comments:

  1. I Heard That Adding A Dash Of Olive Oil Helps Bring Out The Flavor More. Thanks For The Recipe!

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  2. I sauteed onion and garlic in a good amt of olive oil. Best dip I ever had. I have always wondered about making it from scratch. So glad I have a party and no chance to get to the store! It was quick too.

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  3. Its a really good dip and easy for me make the family loves it

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