Food & Drink

Creamy basil-onion dip


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

2/3 cup light mayonnaise

1/3 cup low-fat yogurt, preferably Greek

1/4 cup finely chopped basil

Freshly ground pepper

Makes about 1 cup.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add the onion. Cook, stirring often, until caramelized, about 30 minutes. Add the garlic and vinegar; cook, stirring, until garlic softens, about 5 minutes. Pour the onion-garlic mixture into a small bowl; stir in the mayonnaise, yogurt, basil and pepper to taste. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Nutritional information per tablespoon: 56 calories, 79 percent of calories from fat, 5 g fat, no saturated fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 3 g carbohydrates, no protein, 87 mg sodium, no fiber.