Recipe: “Healthy” Onion Dip

by Cate on June 24, 2015

Healthy Onion Dip? Is there such a thing? Yes, and here’s as close as you’re going to get.

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For all my clean eating and Whole 30 ways, there are a few trashy things I can’t get away from no matter how hard I try. Dip made with Lipton onion soup mix is one of them. I think it’s because it just reminds me of my childhood. A mainstay whenever there was a party. Onion dip and Ruffles.

Yessssss.

(and Spinach Cheese Squares and Cheese Delights)

And while I would love to indulge full-force into a straight-up sour cream and onion soup mix version, I really try not to.

But eating in a healthy manner doesn’t always have to be about giving up things that you love. Or things that are bad for you.

Sometimes it’s just about finding a healthier way to indulge.

And this is that.

“Healthy” Onion Dip.

Healthy in quotes, because, let’s get real. We’re still using a package of onion soup mix.

But that’s ok.

I swapped out the sour cream for Greek yogurt.

Added a bit of mayo (try this homemade version, if you haven’t already).

The onion soup mix.

Mix and enjoy.

Greek yogurt, of course, has a bit of a tang to it. If that bothers you, you can always start by using half Greek yogurt, and half sour cream (use Breakstone’s 1/3 less fat), and work your way towards going whole hog.

Just skip the chips.

But I bet you knew that already.

Hungry for more healthy dips?
This version of Hot Artichoke Dip is a healthier version that you will love (we do!).
So simple and so good, when you want to indulge, this Hot Bacon & Cheese Dip is the way to go.

“Healthy” Onion Dip
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley

Ingredients
12 oz of Greek yogurt (I used 0% fat)
Half a package of Lipton onion soup mix
Two tablespoons of mayo

Directions
Mix all the ingredients together, chill, and enjoy.

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