Last week I made a call for copycat recipe requests and since so many of you reached out asking for the Ruffle’s Onion Chip Dip, I decided to throw this together. Dipping back into easy copy cat recipes, I bring you this delectable Vegan Onion Dip based off of both Ruffles and Alton Brown’s recipe (I adore him). This is the same delicious chip dip you love, just vegan, and better…plus, it’s super simple to make!
When I was growing up, I used to have a love/hate relationship with onion dip. I always thought it looked so icky, and was embarrassed to admit that it was something l loved. But, like all things we eat alone when no one is looking- it was delicious, and no movie night was complete without it . Since becoming a vegan eight years ago, I haven’t touched the stuff. So, this recipe totally took me back to those indulgent moments.
You might be thinking, “Hey Candice, chip dip just isn’t my thing!” No Problem. The dipping doesn’t stop at just chips. You can dip anything! Why not try deep fried pickles, or buffalo cauliflower wings; you can even dip your quesadilla’s or veggie sticks in it (I dare you).
For this recipe, you will need olive oil, onions, sea salt, cashews, lemon, vegan mayonnaise (optional here), garlic powder and ground white pepper. In a sauté pan over medium heat add oil, heat and add onions and salt. Cook the onions until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Mix the rest of the ingredients, and then add the cooled onions. Refrigerate and stir again before serving. Serve with potato chips of your choosing (I personally love jalapeño chips), and enjoy!
Note: Unlike the Ruffle’s onion dip, this dip will need to be refrigerated when you aren’t dipping.
Pro tip: It’s even better the next day! So, if you’re having a party on Saturday, make this on Friday!
- In a saute pan over medium heat add oil, heat and add onions and salt.
- Cook the onions until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- Drain & rinse the cashews well.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients, and then add the cooled onions.
- Refrigerate and stir again before serving.
- Serve with potatoes chips of your choosing