Sunday, February 1, 2015

Charred Onion Dip with Crudités

Shift your attention to the center……. "They are not crudités without a place to dip them".

Tossing shallot, leek and scallions with olive oil, and salt then broiling until charred brings out the natural sugars and provides a mellow caramelized flavor which simply put is amazing.

For your next get together don't forget the crudités platter.  My platter is very simple and was intended to showcase the dip. Don't heistate to use vegetables that are in season, and ramp up the colors with multiple hues of vegetables.



Charred Onion Dip
Makes about 1- 1/2 cups
Recipe from Bon Appetit


Ingredients:
1 thinly sliced shallot
1 thinly sliced leek
2 thinly sliced scallions
2 tbs. olove oil
Salt
1 grated garlic clove 
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. chopped thyme
2 Tbsp. Buttermilk
Additional salt and pepper

Directions:
Heat broiler.  Toss thinly sliced shallot, leek and scallions with olive oil;season with salt.  Broil, tossing once, until charred, 10-15 minutes.  Let cool.  Mix with garlic clove, mayonnaise, sour cream, fresh lemon juice and thyme.  Thin with buttermilk.  Season withs alt and pepper. Serve.

Enjoy!

25 comments:

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

How pretty and love that you've charred the shallots, leeks and scallions. The flavors in your dip must be incredible. Bring on the crudités.
Sam

From the Kitchen said...

Forget about that French onion soup dip! This sounds delicious. I'm also imagining it on a baked potato.

Best,
Bonnie

Pam said...

This sounds like one good dip! It's unique with the charred onions and is a must try. Thanks for the recipe, Velva!

thepaintedapron.com said...

This has got to be THE perfect onion dip! I am a huge fan of all roasted veggies, but I love the char factor, I bet it imparts amazing flavor! Thanks, I will be making this asap!
Jenna

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

wow! charred onion dip...sounds fantastic! I think we'll be on here for a little while (we love collecting recipes like we love collecting transferware lol!) Thanks so much for stopping over at our blog Velva! We are thrilled to meet ya!
Karla & Karrie

Betty said...

I love a good onion dip- it's always my favorite. I bet those charred onions give it an even richer flavor. :)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

I bet the char gave this dip the most amazing flavor, love onions dips the extra step makes it even more amazing.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

I bet the char gave this dip the most amazing flavor, love onions dips the extra step makes it even more amazing.

Angie Schneider said...

This sounds and looks very delicious, Velva.

Rambling Tart said...

Oh gosh, that dip sounds fantastic, Velva!!! So much better than the store bought onion dip, eh? :-)

Big Dude said...

As a fan of onions, I can imagine how good this is.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love the idea of the charred onion! I'm definitely giving this one a whirl...

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This sounds wonderful, Velva! What a great idea and the flavor of the dip must be so good with the charring.

Tricia Buice said...

I know I would love this dip. Brilliant to char to onions - yum!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

A tasty way to get everyone to eat their veggies. :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

love love love charred onions. i love them on steak, chicken, pork, burgers, you name it and I have never thought about making them the main flavor of a dip! It looks divine

~~louise~~ said...

What a GREAT idea Velva! I love the notion of charring the onion family and whirling them in the dip:) I hope you don't mind but this recipe has inspired me to give it a while with tofu. I know it sounds weird but I've been trying to stay away from mayo and sour cream and have been having a time with a good subsitute. Last night I gave smooth tofu a try in the blender and tried to "French" it up a bit and lo and behold, it wasn't half bad. I have a feeling the onion family would bring it to a whole other level. I'll have to give it a try.

Thank you so much for sharing, Velva...Your platter looks gorgeous and oh so colorful! Bookmarked!!!

Barbara said...

So pleased to see this recipe, Velva. There is a restaurant in the area that used to have the most divine dip..made with caramelized onions. So different from our old onion dip. I bet this is similar...can't wait to try it!

Southerncook said...

LOVE the use of shallots, leeks and scallions. I bet that makes for a really interesting taste combo and charred for even more flavor. Makes me wonder why we ever made that old onion dip. I know I will be trying this soon. Any cooking classes in the foreseeable future?

Carolyn

Southerncook said...

Just got Brown's class schedule. You are making every effort to put those Meyer Lemons to good use. I may have to take the class, it sounds delicious.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Oh yes that does sound good. Unable to get buttermilk here but I am sure creme fraiche will do the same thing. Yum yum. Diane

Sue/the view from great island said...

We love dips in our family, and we often make an entire dinner out of them, I LOVE the sound of this one, anything with the word charred in the title gets my immediate attention:)

Debby Foodiewife said...

I absolutely love crudités, but for some reason it seems like a whole lot of prep work. This dip makes me want to rethink taking just a little extra time, for these.

Karen Harris said...

Onion dip is one of my all time favorites. I love your spin. This looks wonderful!

Chris said...

I like this, regular onion dip will be unsatisfying from now on.

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