Friday, October 29, 2021

Sour Cream and Onion Dip

Do you ever find yourself craving sour cream and onion dip?

I do.

But store-bought sour cream and onion dip is exactly the sort of processed food that gives processed food a bad name. And rightly so.

What do?

Well, what is the essence of sour cream onion dip?


No, I'm not talking about a family member. I'm talking about the Fifth Taste: yumminess. Or glutamate, if you want to be boring about it. More here.

What are some healthy umami ingredients? Onion. Miso. Amino sauce. Nutritional yeast.

Here's what I did:


  • 1 pint (500g) grass-fed, high-fat sour cream (or non-dairy equivalent of your choice)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced finely or grated (raw yellow onion has the most zing, but you can vary this)
  • 3 Tbsp (45g) miso (any variety) (or amino paste of your choice)
  • A couple of glugs of fish sauce or soy sauce (or other amino sauce of your choice)
  • Some fresh-ground white pepper (or pepper of your choice)
  • 2 Tbsp (10g) nutritional yeast flakes


Thoroughly mix all ingredients except the nutritional yeast. Then mix in the nutritional yeast.

Put it in the fridge for half an hour.

Remove from fridge, taste, and adjust flavor as needed by adding more of whatever you think it needs.

Serving Suggestions

Dip things in it!