Tonawanda News — This is not your mama’s onion dip – you know the one I’m talking about, where you mix a packet of onion soup mix with some sour cream.
First of all this dip is gluten-free, dairy-free and yes, even vegan. Secondly there is depth of flavor that you just can’t get from opening a packet of soup mix — sweet, savory, tart, complex.
Nope, this is certainly not your mama’s onion dip. But it goes really, really well with potato chips (or fresh veggies for those so inclined), especially salt-and-vinegar potato chips.
With football season in full swing this means I make up a bunch of snacks and get the heck out of the house before the madness begins. It’s not that I don’t like football it’s just that — OK, I don’t like football. Sorry! I do however like the snacks that go along with watching football. The people my hubby invites over for football have come to rely on those snacks, so I always like to include something that everyone can eat regardless of food intolerances, allergies or choices.
I made this dip allergy-free and vegan with the addition of a mayonnaise substitute and some cream cheese alternative.
If you are a football fan it’s time to invite over your friends, break out the gluten-free beers and let this dip — and the game, of course — be the life of the party.
Gluten-free vegan balsamic onion dip
2 large Vidalia (or other sweet) onions
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 large tart apple, peeled, cored and grated on the large holes of a box grater
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 cup vegan mayonnaise substitute
1/2 cup vegan cream cheese