We may not have things that go "bump in the night", but we do have some particularly bumpy box items this week! Gorgeous purple cauliflower, romanesco, butternut, artichokes, brussels sprouts, rutabega, pineapples and so much more!
This week on the blog we're featuring a pantry staple- onions. We've got onions in this week’s box, and a few in the past, so we know you might have a couple sitting on your counter waiting to get used.
We love onions! You can pickle them, slice them thin for sandwiches, chop them in salads, sauté them with eggs, deep fry them or add them to soup. They're such a versatile flavor to add to any dish to really enhance the flavor profiles. Today we're going to caramelize them and turn them into a favorite- French Onion Dip. If you're a fan of the store bought version, you're going to love this recipe. It comes together quickly and the flavor is stellar. It's pretty perfect for a snack before or after trick-or-treating. Pro tip: If you don't love the flavor of raw garlic, you can add it to the sautéed onions when you add the Worcestershire sauce at the end. But, if you're trying to keep the Vampires away tonight, keep it raw! Let's dig in!
Caramelized French Onion Dip
2 small Perfectly Imperfect Yellow or White Onions, diced
1 T olive oil
2 T Worcestershire sauce or Soy Sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
3/4 cup lite sour cream
3/4 cup mayo
salt to taste
Chips & PIP veggies for dipping
1. In a skillet, add olive oil and diced onions. Combine and slowly brown over medium-low heat, about 20 minutes. Stir every few minutes to keep them from burning, but letting them get golden brown. After about 20 mins, add Worcestershire sauce and simmer until liquid is evaporated. Set onions aside to cool
2. In a large bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, minced garlic and half of the chives. Stir to combine. Once onions are cool to the touch, add to mixture, and combine again. Store in fridge for 30 minutes, to cool, and let flavors combine.
3. Serve with your favorite PIP veggies for dipping, and some sturdy ridged chips! This dip will last in the fridge for up to 10 days- if you can keep your hands out of it for that long! Leftovers make an amazing spread on a roast beef sandwich! Enjoy!
We hope you love this recipe as much as we do! Be sure to tag us on Instagram, @perfectlyimperfectproduce, when you recreate it in your own kitchen! For other ways to order and donate to eliminating food waste, find us at perfectlyimperfctproduce.com. Thanks for another great week, PIP friends!