Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing recipe adds a pop of flavor and brightness to any salad. Use as a dipping sauce to bring your onion rings, veggie platters, or bread trays to the next level!
To get started, gather your ingredients and grab either a blender or food processor. I prefer the food processor because it creates a creamier texture in my opinion.
- 1 large Vidalia onion, outside layer removed, cut into quarters
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
How to Make
- Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor
- Blend until smooth
- Use right away or store in the refrigerator
Once all of your ingredients are in the blender or food processor, blend until combined.
Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip pairs perfectly with Baked Onion Rings as shown, but is delicious on lettuce salads or as a dipping sauce for a bread tray or veggie tray as well.
Up next on my menu is making a Baked Vidalia Onion and drizzling the Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip over the top. There are numerous Vidalia onion recipes so I encourage you to try a few & find your favorite!
The versatility of the Vidalia onion vinaigrette is one of the top reasons that this is my go-to onion dressing or dipping sauce. Plus, my kids love the flavor and creaminess.
DID YOU KNOW ONIONS HAVE HEALTH BENEFITS?
When I first learned about the different health benefits of sweet onions, I was super impressed! Check out the different health benefits:
- Great source of antioxidants
- Free of fat, cholesterol, and sodium
- Onions contain a nutrient called quercetin, which has been shown to fight cancer and promote bone health
- Excellent source of Vitamin C
HOW DO I STORE SWEET ONIONS?
The best way to extend the shelf life of your onions while maintaining texture is to store them in a cool, dry place. I typically store my onions in my pantry in a covered basket.
Shuman Farms gives an awesome idea on their website, which is to store onions in the legs of clean, sheer pantyhose by tying a knot between each onion and hanging in a cool, dry place (like your pantry). When you are ready to use an onion, all you have to do is cut above the knot to grab an onion.
Freezing sweet onions is a possibility if you chop and place on a cookie sheet to freeze. Once frozen, you can throw the onion pieces into a freezer bag until you are ready to use.
PRO TIP: Freezing will change the texture of the sweet onion so plan to only use frozen onions for cooking.
Enjoy the Sweet Vidalia Onion dressing & let me know how you end up using the dip!
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Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing
- 1 large Vidalia onion, cut into quarters
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar ✅
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika ✅
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- ⭐️Puree in the blender. Place the onion, oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, paprika, and pepper into a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.1 large Vidalia onion, cut into quarters, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Serve. Use right away or store in the refrigerator.
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I used this dressing on a salad for mother’s day and it was a hit! So simple and delicious.
This is also good on mixed fruit – apple, orange, banana etc.