Low Sodium Sour Cream & Onion Dip

Hi-de-ho Friendly Friends!

One of my favorite things is chips and dip. SO much.

I really love Lipton’s Onion Soup mix… so in one of my favorite cook books, I was pleased to find, not only a way to make your own onion soup mix, on the super cheap, but also a smidge healthier. Because its… dundundun… LOW SODIUM!

You heard it here.

Amazing. I love this cookbook, and I urge you to check it out!

The best part of this recipe, other than its supreme yummy factor, is that if you stock up on all the ingredients in bulk, you can
a. make it in bulk to have and to hold for future uses
b. make it super cheap

I love Costco.

Nonetheless. This is a great way to make your own seasoning and save money.

I mixed all my ingredients into a mortar and pestle to grind up some of the larger bouillon chunks. If mixing a larger batch… this may not be possible. (an observation from Captain Obvious)

Low Sodium Onion Soup Mix

from 500 Low Sodium Recipes: Lose the Salt not the Flavor by Dick Logue

1 tablespoon minced onion
1 teaspoon sodium-free beef bouillon
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika

Makes one recipe of Onion Soup Mix: about 1.5 tablespoons

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight jar or bag. To make a dip, combine with 16 oz of sour cream.

Lessons learned in this post:
1. Low sodium is good… though I’m certain the salty chips make up for the sodium saved in the dip. Still good.
2. Don’t be afraid to fall in love… with chips and dip, with cookbooks, with Costco, with your significant other. Use your imagination.

Stay tuned for my Giveaway… $35 to CSN… coming next week!

This post is linked up to
Hearth & Soul @ Girlichef
Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesday
Foodie Friday
Fresh, Clean & Pure @ la bella vita

and my own:

EKat’s Kitchen :. a series of culinary experiments and digressions on life. © 2010-2011

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9 Responses

  1. girlichef says:

    Oh cool! And so incredibly simple…I bookmarked this. I actually love using onion soup mix to season meatloaf and burgers, too…so I’ll have to give this a try in that respect. This is great Erin. Thanks for sharing it w/ the hearth and soul hop this week =)

  2. MM says:

    Oh, thank you! I’m sensitive to salt. It’s gotten to where I can’t use things like onion soup mix anymore.

  3. Omg, I love lesson #2!!!!!!!!!!!!! But aside from that, what an interesting idea, homemade onion soup mix. I haven’t had the stuff in ages. My mom always used to stick minced onions in the oven to dry after baking. I bet those slightly toasty dried onions would be amazing here. Thanks for linking up with the Hearth and Soul hop 🙂

  4. Kathleen says:

    That sounds good!
    Nice to meet you. I will be back Friday!
    I am your newest follower.

  5. Very nice! Too many times we reach for a package when all we need to do is make it ourselves.

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

  6. Miriam says:

    Great idea! I’m sure I could substitute the beef for vegetable bouillon. Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  7. Mateja ^_^ says:

    What a wonderful way to save some green! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  8. shopannies says:

    my dad always loved the great taste of this dip but because of health problems had to stop eating it I think I will make her a treat using you recipe thanks

  9. ButterYum says:

    What an excellent recipe. Love Costco!!!


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