Onion Veggie Dip with Homemade Onion Soup Mix

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on June 9, 2012

Oh my goodness, I’m just waking up now instead of the 3 hours ago that I intended. Kevin flew in from Montreal last night and his flight was delayed to 12:08am. As much as I love seeing him at the airport and being there to welcome him home, waking up halfway through the night to head to the airport is the worst. It completely disrupts my internal clock, leaving me lifeless for the day.

My Mom wasn’t kidding when she referred to ‘bedtime’ as getting my beauty rest. Pretty sure I’m going to be a zombie today.

Zombies eat onion veggie mix, right? Because I foresee a Saturday filled with lazy movie watching and veggie snacking beginning just after I finish this post.

Let’s ignore my lack-of-sleep hangover for just a moment and chat about all of the wonderful, awesome things this I’ve discovered this week,

  • kale and avocado dip is awesome. Do it.
  • slush-like treats can be made in a pan instead of wasting time crushing ice.
  • soup mix is easy to create at home.
  • avocado is a great replacement for mayo in egg salad.

I go through onion soup mix like crazy, mad. I’m accustomed to add it to stir fries, salad dressings, omelets, hash browns, scrambled tofu, sandwich spreads, hummus… problem is, the corn-free, gluten-free stuff is so expensive!

I’d originally pinned the recipe for this onion soup mix on my Pinterest condiments board ages ago, but only just got to it this week.

I’m not sure why it took me so long to re-create it given the potential savings at hand. I guess I was too busy eating gluten-free cakes, sweet breakfast nachos, granola, and lentil trail mix to bother focusing on onion soup.

But the time is now, friends!

Lightly adapted from Heavenly Homemakers

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Onion Veggie Dip with Homemade Onion Soup Mix
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Allergens: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free
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Serves: ¾ cup, equivalent to 4 soup packets
 
Cut out the MSG, gluten and outrageous amount of sodium in store bought onion soup mixes by making your own with simple, easy to find ingredients.
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup dried, minced onion
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • ½ tsp Herbamare
  • ¼ tsp ground white pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mason jar, shake and you’re good to go!
Notes
Use 3 tablespoons for recipes that call for a full packet of onion soup mix.

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Onion Veggie Dip

Allergens: Vegan (option), Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free
Yield: ~1 cup  Servings: 4

Healthful, higher in protein spin on the classic onion vegetable dip by replacing a large majority of the sour cream and mayonnaise with avocado, and adding eggs for extra protein.

Ingredients

  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp homemade onion soup mix (recipe above)
  • splash fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Mash together and serve!

To make vegan, replace mayonnaise with egg-less mayo and hard boiled eggs with 1/2 cup medium-firm, organic tofu.

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I keep a batch of hard boiled eggs in the fridge at all times. You never know when you’re going to need a quick, healthy, high protein snack, and hard boiled eggs fit the bill, 100%.

Sometimes just snacking on an egg is boring, so I like to add a sprinkle of onion soup mix on it to spice things up a bit. I was short on my intake of fats the other day and thought to add  avocado to the mashed up egg and onion mixture for an egg salad type snack. It was then that a new recipe was born!

So delicious, nutritious and versatile! My favorite way to enjoy this recipe is as a veggie dip, but you could use it in a sandwich, wrap, spread it on crackers, or eat straight from the bowl!

Enjoy!

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Andrea

These are genius ideas! I definately want to do this all! And I love the idea of onion-dip-egg-salad-with-avocado-sandwich :) Sounds like my type of sammy!

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Veronica

I love all your recipes! Super inspiring! Have you ever tried to make sushi rolls with quinoa? It’s so good. We made it yesterday like a friday night project. My blog is in swedish but I think is is possible to figure it out if you’re interested:)

All the best
Veronica

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Mmm sushi rolls with quinoa remind me of staying up late studying for exams in college! I lived on the stuff once I’d learned how healthy it was for you. Thanks for the reminder!

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caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

oh yum!! that sounds so delicious! i’ll have to give this a try! thanks for sharing!

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Sue

Wow, this looks AMAZING, and super easy, which is just what I like. Will definitely have to give it a try.

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Angela

Thanks for the link love! This mix looks amazing and super easy too.

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

You’re most welcome! I can’t believe I’ve been making something similar by trying to crush ice in my vitamix. It works, but it’s so frustrating. Hope you had a great weekend, Angela!

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Alicia @ Treble Tart

What a great idea!! I will definitely be making a batch of this versatile mix!

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Jeannie

Seasoning mix is a definite winner winner!!!!!!!! I just found your site yesterday and absolutely love it. *I mixed it with vegan sour cream and I had a wonderful dip. Thanks so much for sharing your food knowledge with us novices. I am always looking for great recipes and I am pleased to have found you!! Thanks again!!

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