French Onion Dip is probably my all time favorite dip for snacking. This is a much healthier version than the Lipton soup mix, yet just as tasty! It also has a Paleo, Whole30, and dairy free option!
You do have some options here. My original goal here was to make it with clean and soy free ingredients, but there is also a dairy free option too, making it paleo and Whole30 if that's what you need!
- Butter (or palm shortening for dairy free)
- Coconut Aminos
- Sour Cream (Primal, or can use a dairy free sour cream or yogurt)
Start by dicing your onions. Note: I like to dice them because if you only slice them, they'll be too big for your chips!
Caramelize them in the butter or palm shortening. This takes about 10-15 minutes.
When they're finished, add 3.5 tablespoons of coconut aminos to the pan slowly, stirring as you go. Cook a bit longer to let the mixture thicken and incorporate the flavors.
Allow the mixture to cool before the next step. Tip: Put them in the fridge to cool quicker!
When it's cooled, add it to the sour cream or yogurt. Mix thoroughly.
Be sure to taste test before serving!
Coconut aminos do vary in sweetness from brand to brand. Some are more savory while some are much more sweet.
That being said, you may need to add more coconut aminos or salt depending on how your particular coconut aminos taste.
- Cutting Board
- Mixing spoon
How to Serve This Healthy French Onion Dip
Lots of options here, it all depends on what you like and if you're just eating clean or dairy free, or doing strict Paleo or a Whole30.
Potato chips are my go to option for this dip. I try to get a brand that uses better oils than canola.
Siete Potato Chips are a great option! They even have a delicious fuego potato chip!
Other good dippers that are clean are compatible include:
- Baby carrots
- Celery Sticks
- Grape Tomatoes
- Snap Peas
Healthy French Onion Dip
- 1 Skillet
- 1 Knife
- 1 Cutting Board
- Measuring spoons
- Mixing Spoon
- 3 tablespoon butter palm shortening if Paleo/DF/Whole30
- 2 small onions diced
- 3.5 tablespoon coconut aminos more to taste, optional
- 1 16. oz container sour cream DF sour cream, or Paleo unsweetened yogurt if DF or Whole30
- ¼ teaspoon salt optional
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add butter to the pan.
- When the pan is heated, add the onions. Stir occasionally and cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until caramelized.
- Gradually add the coconut aminos to the pan, stirring quickly. Let everything mix for a minute longer to thicken and incorporate the flavors. Remove from pan.
- When cooled, add the onion mix to the sour cream and mix thoroughly. Add salt or more coconut aminos to taste. Serve with chips or veggies to dip!
More Gluten Free Snacks to Try
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Kaybee Lives says
This is a great idea to have at a SuperBowl party to offset the spicy wings and other treats. Thanks for the great idea and I love that it is healthy!
Rachel Rivera says
Yes absolutely! A healthy way to get in some dairy in midst of all things buffalo! lol
I definitely have to try this.
Rachel Rivera says
Thank you I hope you love it!
This looks absolutely delicious AND healthy! Thank you for offering such an amazing alternative. I can't wait to try this!
Rachel Rivera says
Thank you, I love to hear that! Hope you enjoy this allergen friendly option!
Tried it tonight. Easy and delicious!
Awesome, so glad to hear that!