French Onion Dip
Made with instant soup mix, this dip is no work but tastes salty and fake. Real onions add great flavor but take time to prep. How to reconcile?
Why This Recipe Works
Stirring a packet of onion soup mix into sour cream has long been the go-to method for this popular party dip; we were determined to do better. By dicing onions instead of slicing them (more surface area) and starting them over medium heat, we create deep color and caramelized flavor in only 30 minutes. A base of sour cream and mayonnaise provides balanced flavor and creaminess, and a pinch of cayenne adds heat, while balsamic vinegar lends sweetness and mellow tang.