This delicious vegan caramelized onion dip is my “go to” dip for parties and gatherings. I especially love it because I’m able to serve it at occasions like Father’s Day and it was well received. Sometimes men can be the last to appreciate healthy snacks. But if it tastes as good as this onion dip, you won’t have a problem getting them to eat it. Your only problem will be, you’ll run out.
I’m always on the lookout for easy snacks and this fits the bill if you have a food processor. It doesn’t need to be a large one, a smaller one will do the trick. The key here is sautéing the onions and then throwing them in with the other ingredients. The addition of miso pumps up the flavor without adding salt. I used a red miso in this recipe and that’s why it has a warmish tone but white miso would work too. Either way, it’s yummy served with crackers or your favorite veggies.
The dried onion in this recipe really give it that traditional onion dip flavor. I used the Kirkland brand which you may find at Costco or from amazon. You can elevate the flavors in this onion dip by topping it with green onions or chives. Crispy shallots will give it a bold kick too. If you’re having a big party or want dip leftover to snack on during the week double the recipe. This will require a whole onion but to change it up use ½ white onion and ½ purple onion and then dry sauté them for this doubled recipe and see how you like the combo.
If you want to add spice you can always incorporate your favorite chopped chili peppers or a seeded jalapeno. If you leave the seeds it will be too hot and you’ll want to finely chop any pepper you add so it blends well. If you want a simple spice addition without extra work, just throw in a pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes.
In addition, to serving this with crackers and veggies, pita or baked chips taste great too.
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