Blue potato chips need more than just your run of the mill Dean’s French Onion Dip. No offense Dean’s, but they need something with a little more depth, something with a little more class and definitely something with a little more flavor. They need caramelized leek dip.

I usually find potato chips on the boring side. But when eaten with this dip, I had to practice my potato-eating self constraint, they are extra thick and crunchy – which in my world means they are just begging to be dipped. Terra also has an Exotic Harvest variety of chips with carrots, kabocha squash and blue potatoes that I enjoy – anything but boring. Now squash in a chip form doesn’t mean it’s healthy, but you know my food philosophy, there is room for every food in a balanced diet, chips included. :)

Caramelized Leek Dip - makes about 1 1/2 cups

  • 1 cup sliced leeks
  • 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • green onions for garnish

Heat pan and 2 tsp olive oil over medium heat. When hot add leeks and cook for about 2 minutes until golden brown. Pour balsamic vinegar into pan and stir frequently until all liquid has evaporated, another 2-3 minutes.

Stir leek mixture and dijon mustard into sour cream, seasoning salt and pepper to taste.

Let chill for at least 30 minutes. Spread a spoonful onto chip and garnish with a few green onion slices.

Want to try out this dip with your own Terra Chips? Terra Chips is sending one reader a Fire up the Flavor Prize Pack which includes four bags of TERRA Chips, TERRA coupons, a martini glass inspired serving bowl and printed Summer Entertaining Guide.

Ways to enter:

  • Leave a comment about how you want to eat your chips (plain, with a dip, etc.) or your favorite Terra variety
  • Tweet about the give-away (including @nutritionisteat) and then leave an additional comment letting me know you did so
  • Subscribe to my blog and leave me a message letting me know you did so

I will randomly choose a winner on August 15th. Good Luck!

Edited to Add:

Congratulations #17 : Kristin - Send me your mailing address!

“I think the Crinkles jalapeno chili blue potato chips sound amazing and I would pair them with either homemade guac or salsa!”

39 Comments (Reply )

  1. Dana
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! I would definitely eat my terra chiips with a dip. Maybe a spinach or artichoke dip… or better yet, a spinach artichoke dip!


  2. Dana
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    Also, I subscribe to your blog in my Google reader :)


  3. Dana
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 8:36 am


  4. Beth
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    I would definitely eat them with dip. Maybe something with some crab or something lighter like cucumber and dill.


  5. Erika @ Dr.TriRunner
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 9:14 am

    You are so dang creative!! I definitely tend to favor salsas with my chips, although I can see these are not your run of the mill Tostitos. ;) I could step it up a bit with homemade pico de gallo, or better yet, take some home from the restaurant!! Honestly, I could eat our salsa with a spoon and a smile.


  6. Beth
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 9:14 am

    I also have your blog on my google reader.


  7. Erika @ Dr.TriRunner
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 9:14 am

    I also subscribe to your blog in my google reader!


  8. Cynthia
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    I’m not much of a dip eater..but your leek dip looks delicious!


  9. Cynthia
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    I also subscribe to your blog through Google Reader.


  10. adrienne
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    I’m going to try this dip recipe! I love Terra chips!


  11. adrienne
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    I also subscribe to your blog in google reader :)


  12. Candace
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    I gotta say, the dip really sold me on Terra Chips. I’ve tried them before and definitely like them but I’m really looking forward to trying your recipe, it sounds so good! (How much longer til’ lunch today?)


  13. Candace
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 11:01 am

    I added on you Google Reader and Tweeted you up!

    Seriously having a snack attack right now and that dip sounds way too tasty. :)


  14. Mellissa
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 11:27 am

    I love Terra chips and anything salty :)

    I do also subscribe and you are on my Blogroll

    p.s. Nice to see you this morning!


  15. Sarah Jayne
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 11:32 am

    OOoooo that DIP! I used to make a caramelized onion dip from Ina Garten ALL.THE.TIME! Onion dip takes me back to my childhood :) however, if its corn chips we are talking about, I think I could LIVE off of chips & salsa.


  16. Sarah Jayne
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    And I subscribe to your AMAZING bloggie :)


  17. Kristin
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 11:54 am

    I think the Crinkles jalapeno chili blue potato chips sound amazing and I would pair them with either homemade guac or salsa!


  18. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    I love the mixed veggie chips sooooooo much!

    P.S. Did you know you won the soymilk coupon on my blog? Send me your address so I can mail you the coupon!


  19. Angela
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    I’m a huge dip girl. I’ve even had a dip dinner and no its not the same as fondue, its all about cold dips. Yum. So my choice for how I would eat chips is obvious with dip! Caramelized Leek Dip sounds fabulous, I really wish my boyfriend liked dips. But sometimes I’ve got to be selfish. This weekend might be one of those times. :)


  20. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    I like chips with creamy parmesan basil dip! It’s mayo, sour cream, basil, parmesan, and garlic. Those chips look awesome!


  21. Angela
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    Just tweeted the giveaway!


  22. Angela
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    I subscribe through Google Reader. :)


  23. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 2:25 pm



  24. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    Oh my. I could go for some Terra chips with that dip right about now.


  25. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

    Tweeted ya!


  26. Julie @SavvyEats
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

    YUM. I would eat them with a cucumber dip…I have a lot of cucumbers from the garden to use up!


  27. Julie @SavvyEats
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

    And, i subscribe to your blog!


  28. Courtney
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

    I have never tried Terra chips before, but I would love to…both plain AND with hummus! Yum :-)



  29. Courtney
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    I don’t have twitter or face book, but I just subscribed to your blog!



  30. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

    i like eating my chips straight up – on the side of a salad. but sometimes they sneak into my sandwiches too….:)


  31. Alex @ IEatAsphalt
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

    That dip sounds devine! My favorite Terra Chips are the Beets and Sweets. I love anything related to beets.


  32. Angharad
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

    I want to eat mine with that ridiculous leek dip! Sounds out of this world. Anything with “caramelized” in the title is gonna win big in my book…


  33. Lori
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 6:26 am

    I’m one of those people who could really live without potato chips. I’m not a salty-craver. However, I do love these creative veggie chips. I got hooked on cassava chips in Brazil and Terra does some similar things. I would be eating them with this dip. That sounds delicious!


  34. Jaala
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    Terra Kettles are my fav! Your dip looks amazing!


  35. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

    My favorite Terras were always the yucca chips in the original blend! They’re awesome plain or with caramelized onion dip! Yumm…


  36. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    And I just tweeted the giveaway!


  37. Holly
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    i want mine with THIS dip – i have been obsessed with caramelized onions lately. so sweet, savory and delicious!!!!


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