|NO Guilt Onion Dip|
Last summer I was at a friends house and her daughter made us an Onion Dip. I LOVE Onions and I LOVE dip; so I was thrilled!
When she served it though, it looked quite different than any Onion Dip I had ever seen. But guess what? It was AMAZING!! I think four of us finished the whole dish in under 10 minutes. I got the recipe of course - only three ingredients: 1 Sweet Onion, Swiss Cheese and Mayo, that was it! Oh, it was soooo good.
BTW, did you know how great Onions are for you? Check it out here. In a nutshell: they improve immunity, regulate blood sugar, reduce inflammation, heal infections, lower bad cholesterol, and play a significant role in preventing cancer, among many other health benefits!
So anyways, yesterday I was dreaming about this dip, and decided to try making a similar NO guilt version for my Girls Night Out. I admit the result looked and tasted a bit different than the original, but it was still really really good and my friends liked it enough to ask for the recipe! So here it is:
No Guilt Onion Dip
Preheat oven to 350.
Into a large glass bowl add:
1 package frozen Spinach, thawed, with all the excess liquid squeezed out
1 large Sweet Onion, chopped
1 cup freshly grated Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup Olive Oil Mayo
1 Tbsp Water
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Mix everything together and pour into casserole dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover, raise heat to 425 and bake another 10 minutes or so, until the top is bubbly and beginning to brown.
Serve with with your favorite dippables - YUM! And PS. It goes great with a nice glass of Red Wine!
Note: It's hard to not call it Spinach Dip, because that is how it looks, but the flavor is undoubtedly and predominantly that of delicious sweet Onion cheesiness.