Throwback from the 80’s! All you need is French Onion Soup mix, sour cream and mayonnaise to make this utterly addictive French Onion Dip that is way better than store bought dip. This is the ONLY recipe I make using a store bought packet mix – a testament to how good it is!
I really don’t think I’m a food snob – hey, I’m that person who has confessed to doing the KFC and Maccers drive through of shame. But I was brought up with food made from scratch and my mother ended up doing a great job of brain washing me because I never use store bought packet mixes or recipe bases. It just doesn’t taste right to me, it has an edge of artificial-ness, and usually they are too salty.
This French Onion Dip is the one exception to my rule.
It’s made using French Onion Soup mix. And I love it. I don’t care what anyone says. And I bet my mum would love this too!
Even though it starts with a packet soup mix, this is still way better than French Onion Dip bought in a tub. For one thing, it’s really soft – French Onion Dip sold in tubs are usually quick thick unless left out to soften. And it tastes less artificial than store bought dip. I think the sour cream goes a long way to add an element of freshness to this dip.
This is a quick, short post because it’s an extra recipe for today, a reader request! So I’m signing off. Hope you enjoy! Nagi xx
Throw back from the 80's! This French Onion Dip is the ONLY recipe I make using a store bought packet mix. I can't let it go - it brings me right back to my childhood!
- 400 g / 14 oz sour cream (full fat is better)
- ½ cup mayonnaise (Mayo labelled “whole egg” mayo is best)
- 40 g / 1.4 oz French Onion Soup Mix (store bought) , salt reduced is best
Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Rest for 5 minutes or until onion bits in the soup mix become softened.
Serve with your favorite chips!