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

1 thinly sliced shallot
1 thinly sliced leek
2 thinly sliced scallions
2 tbs. olove oil
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
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.

25 thoughts on “Charred Onion Dip with Crudités

  1. 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


  2. 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!!!


  3. 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!


  4. 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


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