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!
A Paleo and Whole30 Comfort Food
Lipton Onion Dip was my favorite snack for movies for awhile. It's so delicious with crunchy potato chips!
But when I realized how bad the ingredients are, I stopped eating it.
I'm happy to say this version is healthy and delicious! There's also a dairy free option if you don't tolerate dairy or if you need a Whole30 version!
Ingredients for Healthy French Onion Dip
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!
- Butter (primal)
- Palm shortening (paleo/DF/Whole30)
- Coconut Aminos
- Sour Cream (Primal)
- Paleo unsweetened yogurt (paleo/DF/Whole30)
How to Make Whole30 French Onion Dip
Start by dicing your onions. 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.
When it's cooled, add it to the sour cream or yogurt. Mix thorouhly.
You may need to add more coconut aminos or salt. This entirely depends on the brand of coconut aminos you used, as they all vary in taste. Some are noticeably more sweet than others, while some have a more savory taste.
Is Paleo Yogurt Whole30 Compatible?
This is a frequently asked question. People always ask about nut cheeses, yogurt, vegan sour cream, etc.
The answer is, yes! Paleo yogurt (and nut cheeses) are compatible, so long as the label has no off-plan ingredients. They are however, cautioned. Decide for yourself if they are a trigger food, or a food without breaks for you.
Tools Needed for Paleo Onion Dip
- Cutting Board
- Mixing spoon
How to Serve This French Onion Dip
Lots of options here, it all depends on what you like and if you're just eating clean or doing strict Paleo or a Whole30.
Potato chips are my go to option is potato chips. I try to get a brand that uses better oils than canola.
Siete Potato Chips are a great option!
Other good dippers that are Whole30 compatible include:
- Baby carrots
- Celery Sticks
- Grape Tomatoes
- Snap Peas
Unfortunately coconut aminos are not created equal when it comes to taste! Every brand is a bit different, so that will affect if you need to add more in at the end, a long with how much salt to add if any.
To cool the onions quicker, place them in the fridge.
Healthy French Onion Dip Recipe
Healthy French Onion Dip
- 1asuring cup Skillet
- 1 Knife
- 1 Cutting Board
- measuring spoon
- 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 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 slightly 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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