Homemade Onion and Sourcream Dip for Vegetables and Crackers

Skip the onion dip found in the grocery store. It’s overly processed and doesn’t have the fabulous taste a homemade version does and it’s so easy!  Make the dip the day before your party or event,  or even a few days before, and it’ll be even better.

Bored with the traditional onion dip and vegetables or crackers?  Try this dip as a mushroom stuffing!  Make it as directed below but chop the caramelized onions and mix with them with approximately 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (Japanese bread crumbs).  Leave the mushrooms whole and remove the stems fill them with a generous dollop of the filling.  Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 400 F for 10 minutes.  Use fresh thyme and a squeeze of lemon to garnish.

Caramelized Onion and Sherried Mushroom Holiday Dip
This dip will impress your holiday guests but only you'll know how easy it is. Make it ahead to save some stress on party day plus it gives the dip flavors to really mellow. It features our lactose-free sour cream, but for those who don't have a lactose intolerance, it can be made with traditional sour cream as well It’s sure to be hit with everyone, including those who are lactose intolerant. Don't substitute Cooking Sherry for the Dry Sherry - the flavor is decidedly different and Cooking Sherry is loaded with salt and doesn’t add the right sweet, nutty flavor.
Type: Appetiser
Yield: 10
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  • 4 Tbs. olive oil or non-hydrogenated buttery spread (we like Earth Balance), divided
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 lb. mushrooms (white button, cremini, shiitake or portobello), stems removed and caps thinly sliced
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme (2 reserved for garnish)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup dry sherry (not cooking sherry)
  • 2 cups Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Sour Cream
  • 3 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Assortment of crackers, crudités, bread sticks, crostini and chips for dipping
  1. In a saute pan over medium heat, warm 2 Tbs oil. Add the sliced onions and cook 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they're golden and caramelized. Set aside.
  2. Add 2 Tbs oil to saute pan and return to medium heat. Add mushrooms, 4 sprigs thyme, and garlic. Cook 4-5 minutes until the mushrooms are golden and softened.
  3. Turn the heat to high. After 30 seconds, remove the pan from the burner and add the sherry. Turn the burner to medium and return the pan to the burner. Cook 1-2 minutes longer; stir occasionally.
  4. Add salt & pepper to taste
  5. Remove thyme sprigs.
  6. Chop the cooked mushrooms, reserving 3 Tbs. for garnish.
  7. In a medium bowl, add the sour cream and stir in the mushrooms and onions. Add Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well, adjust seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to serve. When serving, remove thyme leaves from reserved sprigs and sprinkle over the top of the dip along with the reserved mushrooms.
PER SERVING (1/4 cup of dip with 4 whole grain crackers): 180 CAL; 4G PROT; 11G TOTAL

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Photo credit:  Green Valley – recipe & photo reprinted with permission