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Onion and Garlic Dip

June 11, 2020 (Last Updated: June 11, 2022) by Chris Collins

This Onion and Garlic Dip tastes even better than store bought and couldn’t be easier to make!

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and delicious dip that’s bursting with flavour, follow me…

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Onion and Garlic Dip Ingredients

Most of the ingredients here are easy to get your hands on, and hopefully some might be knocking about your cupboards/fridge already. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mayo & Sour Cream – 50/50 split, both full fat for a fuller flavour!
  • Onion – Fresh onion and grated on a box grater.
  • Garlic – Finely grated or minced.
  • Lemon Juice – Fresh Lemon juice, not the bottled stuff.
  • Parsley – Dried works great here! Can use fresh though if you have it.

I don’t tend to add salt and pepper, but you can if you wish. I do sometimes add a pinch of sugar, just to balance out the acidity of the onion and garlic, but this is optional again.

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How to make Onion and Garlic Dip

First tip is to ensure the onion and garlic are grated. This not only helps with texture and allows them to blend into the dip easier, but also increases the strength of flavour in both. By dicing the onion/garlic you are merely chopping the cell up into tiny pieces, whereas when you grate them you burst the cells, which in turn allows more ‘flavour’ to escape. Something along those lines anyway…

The other tip is to make the dip in advance. I highly recommend making the dip, tightly covering and popping in the fridge until needed. This will help the flavours marry together. Not a deal breaker, but does make a difference.

In terms of actually making the dip it truly couldn’t be easier than combining in a bowl with a spatula.

How to make onion and garlic dip - 2 step by step photos

When it comes to serving the dip, you could keep it healthy with carrots and celery, but you’ve already got a cup of full fat mayo and sour cream sat in front of you, so now now may not be the time to pretend to be healthy (as I have done in all these photos 😂). Homemade Pita Chips and Homemade Tortilla Chips work great, but if you’re after something a bit heavier go for some Crispy Chicken Tenders or Crispy Breaded Mushrooms!

If you’re looking for more similar homemade dips check out these beauties:

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Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this onion and garlic dip shall we!?

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How to make Onion and Garlic Dip (Full Recipe & Video)

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Onion and Garlic Dip

This Onion and Garlic Dip tastes even better than store bought and couldn't be easier to make!
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Servings (click & slide): 6
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories per serving: 169kcal
Cost per serving: £1 / $1


  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Box Grater

Ingredients (check list):

  • 1/2 cup / 120g Mayo (full fat)
  • 1/2 cup / 120g Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Lemon, juice only
  • 1/2 small Onion, grated on box grater
  • 1 small clove of Garlic, finely grated/minced
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • Salt, Pepper & Sugar, to taste


  • In a small mixing bowl combine mayo, sour cream, onion, garlic, lemon juice and parsley. Stir to combine.
  • Taste test for seasoning and adjust accordingly. I tend not to add salt or pepper, these are optional. A pinch of sugar will balance out the acidity from the onion/garlic, but again this is optional.
  • Cover and store in the fridge until ready to serve!

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Onion and Garlic - I promise you'll only need half a small onion & 1 small clove garlic. Both go a very long way in this dip. Important to make sure both are grated (don't just finely dice). Onion/Garlic powder not suitable in this recipe, fresh packs much more of a punch, especially when grated.
b) Make Ahead - Highly recommend making this ahead of time, just give time for the flavour to marry together!
c) Calories - based on the whole dip divided by 6.

Your Private Notes:


Nutrition Facts
Onion and Garlic Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 157
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.48g27%
Saturated Fat 5.56g28%
Trans Fat 0.034g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.208g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.202g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 2.39g1%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 1.73g2%
Protein 0.76g2%
Vitamin A 13IU0%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.15mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    September 21, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    5 stars
    Made this dip as a last-minute accompaniment for spicy wings and crisps to gnaw on during the rugby. 100% my new go-to from now on. Mix it up the day before and leave in the fridge overnight. And double the batch coz there still won’t be any left over!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      September 21, 2023 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks so much for popping back for an awesome review, Mike! Great to hear it was enjoyed 🙂 C.

  • Reply
    February 11, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    Can this dip be frozen, if not how long should it be left in the fridge?

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      February 12, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      I haven’t tried freezing this unfortunately, but I typically keep it tightly covered in the fridge for 3 or so days. C.

  • Reply
    November 9, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    5 stars
    Its so great to have a fast and easy dip recipe at hand. Especially this time of year. I love the tip of adding a pinch of sugar!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 9, 2020 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks Angela! 🙂

  • Reply
    November 9, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    5 stars
    One of the best and my favorite combo. This dip looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 9, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      You’re so welcome!!

  • Reply
    Carrie Robinson
    November 9, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    5 stars
    Looks so good! This would be perfect for game day snacking. 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 9, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      Totally! 🙂

  • Reply
    November 9, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    5 stars
    What an awesome dip! So perfect with veggies.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 9, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      Yes always great with veggies 🙂

  • Reply
    November 9, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Perfect, creamy, flavorful and delicious Dip. Best to try some for a party platter with amazing crackers . Guest to love it.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      November 9, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      Yep! Perfect for a party platter 🙂