The perfect thing to cure your munchies! Pair this Vegan French Onion Dip with chips, crackers or raw vegetables. Made with whole food ingredients and two whole onions!
These days my salty crunchy addiction is tortilla chips and salsa. There was a time, though, when my salty crunchy addiction was potato chips and french onion dip. The kind of french onion dip that came from the store, was heavily processed, contained mostly dairy, fat and chemicals and very little to no real onion.
Gosh, that stuff was good! But, as you probably already know and from my description right there, it’s loaded with junk. So, I decided to create my own version of french onion dip.
And then I added dill because dill dip was also one of my favorites. Two favorites in one, can’t go wrong! Voila, Vegan French Onion Dip with Dill. Perfect for game day or just to cure the munchies.
This vegan french onion dip uses cashews to make it creamy, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to make it tangy and 2 whole onions because, well, it’s ONION dip! You definitely won’t find that many onions in the store bought kind….if you even find any at all.
It’s the perfect sweet, tangy, creamy dip to pair with crunchy, salty potato chips. But, I don’t suggest you eat potato chips all the time, so it would work perfect with raw veggies, pita chips or crackers as well. Or even as a spread on a sandwich or in a wrap!
You guys, I have a serious addiction to dips, sauces and spreads!
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Vegan French Onion Dip with Dill
- 2 large sweet onions (sliced thin or diced) (*see note)
- ¼ cup vegetable broth
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 ½ cups raw cashews (soaked several hours) (**see note)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp dried dill
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup Silk Organic Unsweetened Soymilk (divided) (¼ cup and ½ cup) (***see note)
- Heat the vegetable broth in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and stir to coat for a minute or two. Turn down the heat to med-low, add the onion powder, garlic powder, ½ tsp salt, and pepper, and stir to combine. Let the onions cook about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a 1 tbsp or 2 of water (or more veggie broth) as necessary if the onions start to stick.
- Meanwhile, rinse and drain your soaked cashews
- In the bowl of a food processor, place the cashews, vinegar, lemon juice, dill and salt. Process until it starts to come together. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add ¼ cup soy milk and process again until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. If you feel you need additional liquid add more soy milk 1 tbsp at a time. It should be the consistency of loose cream cheese when it’s done.
- When the onions are done, turn off the heat and add the cashew mixture to the pan. Pour in the other ½ cup soy milk and stir until smooth and creamy. If you like a a dip a thinner consistency, add a little more soy milk.
- Let cool, then refrigerate until cold.
- Serve cold with chips, raw veggies or crackers.
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This is such an awesome dip recipe! Simple, easy, delicious. I’ve made it multiple times and it never disappoints 🙂
Jenn Sebestyen says
Thank you, Britney! That makes me so happy!
I had to take a moment to comment because the person’s one star review almost scared me off. So glad I ignored them and made anyway. No, it doesn’t taste exactly like chemical dairy onion dip, nor do any unprocessed vegan recipes! But it was yummy. I had it with homemade crackers and it tasted even better the next day as leftovers because the flavors had more time to blend. Will definitely be making again. I omitted the salt because I don’t add salt to my food and it was still very flavorful.
Jenn Sebestyen says
Thank you so much, Joquena! I wish more people would just appreciate whole food plant based recipes for the delicious recipes they are instead of constantly comparing them to unhealthy alternatives. I mean, obviously I say this reminds me of the store-bought stuff…and it does…but it’s certainly not an EXACT match. Thank you for your thoughtful comment!
We made this for New Years eve gathering and the kids liked it even though it had onions! I used 1 1/2 medium sized sweet onions instead of 2 but I personally thought that many onions made it too sweet. Think I’ll cut onion down to 1 and as others mentioned, boost the garlic and onion powder, possibly more dill. It was easy to make and was nice and creamy like traditional onion dip after refrigeration. Went well with chips and veggies.
Jenn S. says
Glad you all enjoyed it, Emily. Thank you. Happy New Year!