Side Orders: Simple dip celebrates Vidalia onion season

Anne Braly

We're smack dab in the heart of Vidalia onion season - those amazing sweet onions that we wait for all winter long. We eat them as is, just removing the skin and diving right in, or add them to recipes, as they give just the right amount of sweetness and oniony flavors to sauces and savory dishes, such as baked Vidalia onion dip.

On occasion, I enjoy making a dip such as this one and serving it for dinner with a salad. It makes for a very casual meal that's perfect for a weekend night.

This dip challenges my all-time favorite spinach-artichoke dip, made with the simple addition of mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese. And as quick and easy as that one is, this one is even easier to make, and it's bursting with fresh onion flavor as opposed to that questionable onion dip made with dry onion soup mix.