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Creamy Onion Dip + Introducing ZipList


When I was growing up, we ate a lot of Taco Bell. It was, quite literally, the only restaurant my brother would eat at. Being 4 years younger and the baby, he got what he wanted…always. I would estimate that we ate Taco Bell 3-4 times a month.

My brother would order tacos with no lettuce – just meat and cheese. Often, they would accidentally add the lettuce and rather than just picking it off, my mom would either have to take the tacos back to get the order corrected, or she’d reorder without the lettuce. Picking the lettuce OFF the tacos was a non-option because the lettuce had touched the beef, cheese, and tortilla. A wee extreme, yes?


My brother is a man of extremes.

I don’t think it was until he was in his late teens, perhaps his very early 20’s, that he actually started trying healthy foods, including lettuce. And tomato. Tomato was always another problematic food for him.

And of course onion. He hated onion. With passion.

So imagine my surprise when I see a cracker, in his hand, go plunging into a bowl of this Creamy Onion Dip last weekend. I had to quickly think, “Do I tell him what this dip is made of?!?!?” I quickly decided, “Naaaaaaaaaaaaah!”


Imagine my complete and utter shock and excitement when he liked the Creamy Onion Dip…even after I shared what the dip was actually made of.

“Whatever, it’s good.” he said.

He’s all grown up. *sniffle*

My mom and my brother’s girlfriend, however, fought over this dip. Quite literally. They nearly couldn’t shovel it in fast enough. They were pleased to hear that I lightened up this dip even more by using more Greek yogurt than mayonnaise and using more onion…and more garlic than the original recipe called for. It was delicious indeed!


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Creamy Onion Dip
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Serves: 8
The only problem with this dip is how addicting it is...
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt, divided
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅔ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chives, minced and divided
  • ¼ tsp ground white pepper
  1. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and ⅛ teaspoon salt; cook 18-22 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is slightly golden. Reduce heat to medium-low and add garlic; sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove skillet from heat and allow onion mixture slightly.
  2. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, 1½ tablespoons chives, pepper, and remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add onion mixture; stir well. Top with remaining 1½ teaspoons chives.
Recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 68 Fat: 4.1 Carbohydrates: 5.9 Sugar: 2.4 Sodium: 167 Fiber: 0.5 Protein: 2.0 Cholesterol: 3

 And…Introducing ZipList!

Who isn’t insanely busy these days, right? Meal planning and recipe organization are hard enough….trust me, I know! For this reason, I’ve partnered with ZipList to make your life, dear readers, just a little simpler. You can now easily save your favorite Prevention RD recipes…and even add the ingredients to your shopping list with just the click of a button. How neat is that? Just look for the tan “Save Recipe” button on every recipe.

Best of all, you can save recipes from KitchenDaily, MarthaStewart.com, WomansDay.com, and many other websites in addition to mine….and they all get saved in one single place. No more hunting around from site-to-site to locate your favorite recipes. It’s really that simple. I am very excited to offer this new feature and I hope you’re equally as excited to take advantage!

On that note…workout then work!

Be well,


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  1. Ma Prevention
    July 17, 2013 / 7:58 am

    Can’t wait to make this to take to gathering Friday night. Love it!!!!

  2. The Candid RD
    July 17, 2013 / 8:45 am

    Brilliant!! The Zip List, that is (it’s what I want on my phone app too, the ability to have lists made, with ingredients). I love it. The dip is brilliant too, and I’m with you, do NOT share the ingredients with whomever you are sharing your food! I gave my brother broccoli guacamole, and you better believe I didn’t tell him it was broccoli!

  3. The Candid RD
    July 17, 2013 / 8:45 am

    Oh, BTTW, we used to eat Taco Bell all the time as kids too. I’ll admit, I loved it (and still crave it at times!)

  4. Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    July 17, 2013 / 10:27 am

    Woo hoo for Ziplist! That’s awesome!

  5. Kylee
    July 17, 2013 / 11:01 am


  6. Sara Flynn
    July 17, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    Wow that sounds amazing!

    …and your brother and my boyfriend need to become friends…. the list of things he “hated” before dating me was crazy! He also eats tacos without the lettuce and anything else. BUT I am making him turn new leaf and opening up to some healthier options, the other day he ate veggie green pizza! I’m proud of myself!

  7. Lizzie
    July 17, 2013 / 12:58 pm

    Your brother sounds exactly like mine! So funny. This dip looks great. I have seen and saved much more caloric versions of it, previously, and I’m happy to see this version. I’ll have to actually give it a shot now!

  8. Barb
    July 17, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing the Ziplist info! I love your blog so this is a perfect compliment to it.

  9. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    July 17, 2013 / 3:34 pm

    Your brother sounds a little like my brother-in-law! I don’t think he ate a salad until he was in his late 30’s. Crazy, right? That being said, how could someone NOT like an onion dip like this? Looks delicious!

  10. Andrea
    July 17, 2013 / 6:56 pm

    MMMM… wish I had a bowl of this in front of me right NOW! Do you serve this warm or cold?

  11. Krystal R
    July 18, 2013 / 9:24 am

    Yum! Taco Bell is da shiz!!! Yeah for teaming up with Ziplist, I use it all the time. It’s one of my most used apps, and I use it for grocery shopping and recipe organizing. It’s truly brilliant!

  12. Amy
    July 22, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! Dips are my biggest weakness; I’ll never say no to one. I love that this is healthy so I don’t have to feel guilty about indulging. Thanks for sharing!

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