Saturday, March 21, 2009

Caramelized Onion Dip

Make this dip ahead of time so the flavors have time to meld - even the night before, if you prefer and have a busy afternoon! It makes a great party appetizer. You can serve with homemade pita chips, or, I decided to buy the adorable mini pitas from Whole Foods' market brand, which are the perfect size for dipping.

Heat a medium skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat; add 3 cups chopped onion and saute 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, then cover and cook for 20 minutes until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon vegan sour cream (such as Tofutti's Better Than Sour Cream) and 2 tablespoons softened vegan cream cheese (Tofutti also makes a great Better Than Cream Cheese). Blend well, then stir in 2 more tablespoons vegan sour cream, 3 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise (I like Spectrum's light canola mayo, but there are plenty of vegan options on the market!), 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (Annie's Natural's brand makes a vegan version without anchovies:, 1/8 tsp. salt and a dash of ground red pepper.

Cover and refrigerate, as I mentioned, at least 8 hours but up to overnight. 1 tablespoon of dip is 30 calories.

vegan sour cream $2.49
Worcestershire sauce $3.69

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance