My mom always used Lipton Onion Soup Mix to make French Onion Dip every New Year’s Eve and Super Bowl. (You remember – with a carton of sour cream and a packet of the soup mix?) Why she only made it 2 times a year is beyond me. I loved that stuff!
Once I found out that Tofutti made soy sour cream, I figured as a vegan I could once again make this dip. Alas, when looking at the ingredients list on the Lipton soup, I found something to which an offspring was allergic. Rats. So, I crossed it off my list for a while.
Eventually, I experimented and came up with this version of French Onion Dip. You know, I love it just as much as my mom’s ~ and it’s healthier. (Especially since I dip veggies into it instead of chips~usually!)
- 1 container Tofutti soy sour cream
- 1/16 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 T. dried minced onion pieces
- 1/2 tsp. salt (increase or decrease to taste)
- 2 tsp. Marmite or Vegex (a brewer’s yeast extract) – (increase to 1 T. for a stronger flavor)
Mix all ingredients together. Taste and add extra salt, onion powder, and/or Marmite to taste. Use as a dip for veggies, chips, crackers, etc., or as a sandwich spread instead of mayo.