This creamy vegan French onion dip is fantastic served with chips, crackers, baked potatoes, or even toasted crostini. Caramelized onions add loads of flavor to this onion dip, making every bite worthy of another!
I love serving dips for watching my favorite sporting events, like Wimbledon or Super Bowl parties! It makes it so easy for my guests to fill up their plates and go watch the game! Making the perfect dip is important, especially for vegan onion dip. Because you want to dip your potato chips in the best dip ever!
- Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
- Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
- Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
- Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
- Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
- Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
- Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
- Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
- Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
- Vegetable oil — I use extra virgin olive oil. You can learn more about it and answer any questions, like is extra virgin olive oil vegan! If you need a substitute, you can use your favorite neutral vegetable oil, like avocado oil.
- Onions — You’ll need 2 to 3 medium onions, peeled and diced.
- Garlic — We’ll be using 2 to 3 cloves of garlic. You can substitute a teaspoon of garlic powder.
- Sour cream — You can use storebought vegan sour cream or use this cashew cream.
- Mayo — Let’s make it extra creamy with a bit of vegan mayo.
- Seasonings — I season mine with vegan worcestershire sauce, salt, freshly ground black pepper, and dehydrated onions. You can substitute soy sauce if you don’t have any vegan Worcestershire on hand.
- Herbs — Use fresh chives and thyme if you have them handy, otherwise, see the recipe card for substituting dried herbs.
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- FLAVORFUL — Using real onions makes this vegan dip so flavorful and delicious.
- PARTY FOOD — Serve this dip with potato chips at your next party and watch it disappear like magic!
- EASY — Once your onions are cooked, this recipe comes together quickly!
Is French Onion dip vegan?
Most French onion dips are not vegan because they’re made with dairy-based cream. However, you can buy dairy-free French onion dip or make your own at home.
Can you freeze onion dip?
Yes, onion dip is freezer-friendly! Transfer the dip to a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 2 months. Place it in the fridge to thaw out overnight, and then you’re ready to serve it the next day.
Serve this onion dip with savory sides, or use it as a condiment with any of the following:
Store vegan onion dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. It can be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.
If you love this vegan French onion dip recipe, here are more favorite vegan dips to try:
Vegan Onion Dip
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 medium onions , peeled and diced
- 2 cloves garlic , peeled and minced
- 1 ½ cups vegan sour cream (see notes)
- ⅓ cup vegan mayo
- 2 teaspoons vegan worcestershire sauce
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dehydrated onions
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped (substitute 1 tablespoon dried)
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, leaves removed from the stem (substitute 1/4 teaspoon dried)
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onions, stirring until coated with oil. Cook and stir the onions for 2 minutes, then reduce the heat to medium. Continue cooking the onions until golden brown and caramelized around 10 minutes. Stir the skillet occasionally. If the onions stick to the pan, add a tablespoon of water.
- Add garlic and cook for one minute. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.
- Add the remaining ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
- Set aside a few tablespoons of the cooked onions. Stir the rest of the onions into the dip.
- Taste and season with extra salt, pepper, and herbs.
- Garnish with reserved onions and herbs. Serve with potato chips, baked potatoes, and more!
- Store this dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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Make-Ahead Tip:Make this dip a day ahead and then store it in the fridge in a lidded container.
Vegan Sour CreamYou can use storebought vegan sour cream or use homemade, such as cashew cream.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.