This dip is dead simple and endlessly versatile. With a base of tofu, it even has decent nutritional value, and far more protein than your average onion dip. Give it a try; even if the crackers aren’t the best, you won’t even know when you dip them in this!
Special Diet Notes: Dairy-Free Caramelized Onion Dip
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- 3 medium onions, diced
- 3 tablespoons margarine
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Black pepper, to Taste
- 1 12-ounce package extra-firm silken tofu
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- Set a saute pan over medium heat and begin by melting the margarine.
- Add in the oil once the margarine is liquefied, and then dump in all of the onion, tossing to coat.
- Turn the heat down to medium-low, and continue to cook gently for 40 – 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Incorporate the spices and salt, cooking for an additional 10 minutes until amber brown and nicely caramelized.
- Slide the onions out onto a plate and let cool.
- Pull out your food processor and completely puree the tofu, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary so that there are no lumps remaining.
- Blend in the mustard, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast.
- Finally, add the caramelized onions, and pulse to combine, making sure not to over do it so that you still have nice chunks of onions.
- Transfer the dip into an air-tight container, and refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to meld together and intensify.
- Serve at room temperature.