Photo: Jeffery Cross; Styling: Randy Mon Photo by: Photo: Jeffery Cross; Styling: Randy Mon

Sweet Onion and Thyme Dip

What's good about it: Onions contain a compound that may lower cholesterol and protect against certain cancers; Greek yogurt contributes lots of protein and relatively little fat. Serve with baked potato chips.

Sunset DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
  • Total: 1 Hour


  • 2 cups (12 oz.) finely chopped Maui or other sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus thyme sprigs
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups plain low-fat Greek yogurt


Cook onion in oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Add chopped thyme, salt, and pepper and cook another minute. Let cool. Stir in yogurt and transfer to a bowl. Chill at least 30 minutes (it's even better the next day). Garnish with thyme sprigs and serve with chips.

Make ahead: Up to 4 days, chilled.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 3-Tbsp. serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 46
  • Calories from fat: 39%
  • Protein: 3.1g
  • Fat: 2.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 4g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 158mg
  • Cholesterol: 2.3mg

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