Monday, December 27, 2010

Homemade Green Onion Dip

Awhile ago, I won the most lovely set of spices -- the Harvest Time Gift Set -- from the Savory Spice Shop, care of a giveaway hosted by my friend Karen of Eat Drink Wash Up. I have put the set to use on chicken and pasta and all sorts of other goodies; truly, this was a fabulous thing to win!!! And I recently relied upon it to make a lovely onion dip.

I used two of the four spice mixes: the Tarragon Shallot Citrus Seasoning and the Wash Park All-Purpose Seasoning, each offering a different blend of herbs and spices and flavors and thus each making its own contribution to the greater good. 'Twould be an entirely different species without them!

Tom loves onion dip, which I never buy because I always make my own; there are many things I won't pay for -- chocolate chip cookies, salad dressing and manicures, just to name three -- because it's so easy and comparatively inexpensive to do it myself. Onion dip is on that list of items I wouldn't spend good money for because I can likely do it better. Call me conceited, but it's true!

So, one day recently Tom challenged me to make an onion dip. Ha! That's easy! Sour cream, maybe a green onion instead of white or red, some of the multitude of spices I have in my pantry, and stir 'em all together. It needed a bit of oomph after resting overnight, so then I threw in my favorite condiment (which goes on sandwiches, in salads, on pasta) -- Dijon mustard.

And a star was born, to be served with pretzels or chips or vegetables (not "veggies" -- never "veggies!") or anything else that strikes your fancy ....

Homemade Green Onion Dip

2 tablespoons butter
2 fat scallions, finely chopped
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon Savory Spice Shop
Tarragon Shallot Citrus Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon Savory Spice Shop
Wash Park All-Purpose Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Heat the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the whites of the scallions, and saute just until translucent.

Place the sour cream into a medium bowl along with the sauteed scallions, the raw green parts of the scallions, the Tarragon Shallot Citrus seasoning, the Wash Park All-Purpose seasoning, the salt, pepper and mustard.

Stir to combine well, then cover and refrigerate at least overnight before serving.

Makes 1 cup.

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Rachel (Diary of a Recovering Chocoholic) said...

That sounds yummy! I'll have to give it a go soon!

Nicole said...

WOW. That sounds delish! I just bought some onion dip last night. I might need to try this!!

Karen Harris said...

I'm so glad that you like the SSS gift pack. I love walking the aisles of their store and always come home with much more than I need or can use but what's a girl to do when faced with such treasure? Your dip sounds delicious. I love the sauteed green onions.

JJ said...

YM: I absolutely love onion dip, so I will give this one a shot. Thanks!

Unknown said...

real onions in an onion dip! awesome.

Robin said...

That man should know better than to challenge you to anything CULINARY! Silly silly man.

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds yummy, and I'll be sure never to use 'veggies'!! :-)

Unknown said...

This sounds great! I make a homemade caramelized onion dip that is a big hit.. I bet this would be just as good if not better!! YUM!

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