Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Chef Nancy Waldeck prepared a healthy version of Vidalia onion dip for a cooking class in front of a live audience. Aromatherapy is an important part of cooking and eating because scent can help us fully enjoy the robust flavors in our food. By focusing on aroma and adding healthy, flavorful ingredients (like onions or herbs) to your diet, you will need less high calorie ingredients (such as cream, cheese and butter) to make your food taste better.
Tip from Chef Nancy: Use this dip with chips, Crudités or as a yummy sandwich spread. Slather it on a piece of whole wheat bread and top with a ripe tomato and a couple of slices of avocado. Heaven on earth!
2 cups of water
1 cup of white vinegar
1/2 cup of sugar
4 cups of thinly-sliced Vidalia onions
1 cup of light olive oil or canola oil mayonnaise
1 tsp of celery seeds
1 dash of hot sauce
1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
In a saucepan on high heat, bring the water, sugar and vinegar to a rolling boil. Put the onions in a large bowl and pour the vinegar mixture over them. Place in the refrigerator for at least eight hours or overnight. The next day, drain the liquid from the onions and add mayonnaise, celery seeds, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve this dip at your next party or keep in the refrigerator for snacks and sandwiches.
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