There are three seasonings that I can rely on my mom to have in her cupboards at all times: Lawry’s seasoning salt, Lemon pepper, and Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix. In fact while writing this, I was tempted to call her, and have her take a picture of what is inside her cupboards, just so that you guys could see, but she’s not that technologically savvy. She barely knows how to get the pictures that I send her of Page through text. When I was growing up my mom would rent 4-5 movies and make a bunch of snacks for us watch over the course of the weekend. One of those snacks was a sour cream and onion dip. She’d take a container of sour cream and mix in a package of the Lipton Onion Soup mix–simple but delicious. We’d happily nosh on potato chips, celery, and carrot sticks dipped in the onion dip while we watched the latest movie release from Blockbuster video–yes I just dated myself! Oh the memories! I haven’t had that dip in years! I’d say a good 10-12 years, maybe longer. It’s not something my mom makes any more. I wanted to make it for me and my hubby, but I didn’t want to buy the Lipton’s seasoning. I had an idea of what was in the seasoning–or at least I thought I did– dried minced onion, onion powder, dried green onion–but to be sure I called my mom and asked her what was on the ingredient list. Sure enough she had a box in her cupboard and the ingredient list she read to me was anything but simple. Besides the MSG, onion powder, and cornstarch, there were a list of ingredients that had nothing to do with onions. So I set out to do what I do best and made my own–without all the added preservatives and coloring. I used the organic onion powder that I made myself, and added minced onion and a few herbs. A perfect match! Tastes just like I remember it! Delicious!!
Makes the equivalent of 1 package of Lipton Onion soup mix
4 Tablespoons of organic dried minced onion flakes
3 teaspoons of organic onion powder
1 teaspoon of organic dried chives
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon of celery salt
Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, if you don’t plan on using this right away, transfer it to an air tight container for later use.