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French Onion Dip

By April 3, 2015February 18th, 2023Appetizer and Sides

French Onion Dip

I recently saw a friend post a photo of a relish tray at a restaurant and she wrote, “Only in Northern Wisconsin can you still find a ‘relish tray’!” I thought to myself, why did the relish tray disappear? It is so easy yet so tasty!


One staple that every cook should have in their fridge is Fish Sauce. It is a special ingredient that takes good food to amazing food.  Fish Sauce, mushrooms and aged cheeses have something called “UMAMI.” Umami is a pleasant savory taste produced by glutamate and ribonucleotides, chemicals which occur naturally in many foods. Umami is subtle and not generally identified by people when they encounter it, but blends well with other tastes to intensify and enhance flavors; it makes food delicious.

Red Boat brand is traditionally fermented, not with wheat like most others. This bottle will last you a LONG time – you only use a few drops per dish, it’s strong stuff!


French Onion Dip

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 18


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 head of roasted garlic or 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup homemade or Paleo mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce optional for “umami”
  • 1 teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large sauté pan over high heat, add butter and heat until butter sizzles and has brown flecks (brown butter), lower heat to low. Add onion and sauté on low heat, stirring often until caramelized, about 40 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for another 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, fish sauce (if using), salt and pepper. Stir in onion mixture. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight, serve with cucumbers, dill pickles, olives, tomatoes, bell peppers.


NUTRITIONAL INFO (per serving)
125 calories, 11.7g fat, 1g protein, 4.9g carbs
(83% fat, 3% protein, 14% carbs)


Roasted garlic is something so different than raw garlic. I prefer this over raw garlic because it has a naturally sweet flavor and it also is not as strong as raw garlic so you can consume more (which is great for so many health benefits) without compromising your breath!

I also tried making it in my slow cooker and it works perfect! I do a large batch and store extra in the freezer for meals and side dishes like the Dip.

To find my easy Roasted Garlic recipe, check out The Art of Healthy Eating Slow Cooker.

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 The Relish Tray

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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