Caramelized onion dip in a bowl with fresh veggies alongside.
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Caramelized Onion Dip + Weelicious Lunches Review

A simple appetizer that tastes like French onion soup but without the guilt! Plus a review of the Weelicious Lunches cookbook.

I have been following Catherine McCord’s site, Weelicious, for quite some time now. She always has such colorful, interesting recipes for kid-friendly food.

In her newest cookbook, Weelicious Lunches, she focuses on easy, healthy and fun lunch ideas, made with fresh, organic ingredients, which is something that’s very important to me and my family.

This book is full of tips on how to get even so-called “picky” eaters to enjoy healthy food.

There are lots of strategies included for packing school lunches that will satisfy all of your child’s senses, thus encouraging them to be more adventurous with what they choose to eat.

She includes a lot of recipes that feature Greek yogurt, which is something that both she and I agree is a pantry staple. I always have it on hand – you can do so much with it, in both sweet and savory applications.

There are so many drool-worthy recipes in this book that are sure to make the whole family happy.

Weelicious Lunches

I have lots of recipes bookmarked already, but I chose this Caramelized Onion Dip first because it looked nice and easy for a busy weeknight, only had a few ingredients, and was something that would appeal to my toddler’s love for dipping food into different sauces.

This recipe was absolutely fantastic! It was very easy to put together, and the end result almost tasted like rich, French onion soup, but without any of the guilt!

Caramelized Onion Dip

My only complaint about it, other than the fact that next time I’ll double or triple the quantities for the 3 of us, is that in my experience, it never takes only 15 minutes to caramelize onions.

So make sure you give yourself plenty of time to let them cook down and get nice and sweet.

I served this dip with raw broccoli, cauliflower, and baby carrots alongside some Chicken and Curried Cauliflower Salad Sandwiches.

Caramelized Onion Dip

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Caramelized onion dip in a bowl with fresh veggies alongside.

Caramelized Onion Dip

  • Author: Weelicious Lunches – Catherine McCord
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


A simple appetizer that tastes like French onion soup but without the guilt!


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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat the oil in a sauté pan over low to medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft, golden, and slightly mellowed. Set the onions aside to cool.2. Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to finely chop and combine.3. Chill and serve.


Optional Accompaniments: celery, radishes, sugar snap peas, carrots, crackers, or pita chips


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 94
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 165.3 mg
  • Fat: 7.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5 mg

Keywords: dips, caramelized onion, cookbook recipe

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And now, for the giveawayStonyfield has teamed up with Weelicious to offer my readers a chance to win a free copy of Weelicious Lunches plus a variety of Stonyfield coupons (valued at $30). All you need to do to win is leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to enjoy Greek yogurt. The contest will close on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12 noon (Eastern Standard Time). Winner will be chosen via and will be contacted via email to get mailing information. Good luck, everyone!

*Note: I received promotional items, but all opinions are 100% my own.

UPDATE – The winner has been selected via – CONGRATS to Shelly!

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Linsley Gentile

    I love greek yogurt as an after work-out snack, for dipping the kids quesadilla’s in and even to make a simple dough!

  • Heidi venezia

    I try to feed my son Greek yogurt everyday since he’s not a big fan of milk. He loves the sweetened ones, but I know they can have a ton of sugar! As a nice alternative I sometimes blend a plain Greek yogurt with mango or banana, and freeze them into Popsicles. If its a hot day, or he’s teething, or BOTH- he practically crawls up my leg to get into the freezer for one of these!

  • Sabrina @ Living, Learning, Eating

    I love greek yogurt with some sort of cereal (Kashi Go Lean Crunch is my favorite) and some berries and nut butter – yum!

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