Everybody needs an easy go-to dip for entertaining and this is Sour Cream and Chive Dip recipe is the perfect fit. Incredibly versatile and packed with flavour, using minimal ingredients!
Sour cream and chive is a legendary dip, especially here in the UK. No matter what event, gathering, dinner party or movie night, there’s always a bowl of sour cream and chive dip with a large packet of crisps. Standard. Admittedly up until recently I’d always get store bought, because that’s simply what I grew up with. But let me tell you, homemade sour cream and chive dip? Yep. SO much better than store bought, I can’t even begin to tell you. Actually yes I can, follow me.
Chives are the most delicate and in my opinion, tastiest member of the onion family. They’ve got a gorgeously fresh aroma to them without being too overpowering.
Because of their light texture they lend themselves so neatly to being used in a dip. There’s nothing worse than having chopped up onion in a creamy dip. Salsa and guac yes, sour cream, no.
Plus, by using chives you’re not going to cry a river when chopping them up, which is always a bonus.
Ingredients for a Sour Cream and Chive Dip
- Sour Cream
- Lemon Juice
It always fills me with joy when I can claim a 5 ingredients recipe, and this is no exception! *victory dance*
And like I mentioned in the intro, this dip is so versatile. Literally, I use it for everything. From wraps and burgers, to fries and mashed potato, I sometimes struggle to find something this dip doesn’t go with!
One thing to note, and I have mentioned this in the recipe, is that it’ll taste a whole lot better after resting in the fridge.
I know, who wants to wait on deliciousness? But seriously it’ll do the world of good. Allowing the dip to rest in the fridge develops the flavours.
Did I mention this dip goes unbelievably with potato wedges?
So what are you waiting for? Throw away that store bought dip (and by throw away I mean it finish it because food waste is not good) and get cracking on this homemade sour cream and chive dip! Quick, easy and just 5 ingredients, this recipe is sure to be sure go-to dip for just about everything!
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How to make Sour Cream and Chive Dip (Full Recipe & Video)
Sour Cream and Chive Dip
- 3/4 cup / 180g Sour Cream
- 1/4 cup / 60g Mayo (full fat)
- 1 heaped tbsp (approx 10) Fresh Chives, finely diced (or more to preference)
- 1 small clove of Garlic, grated/minced
- 1/2 Lemon (juice of)
- Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
- Mix all of your ingredients in a suitably sized bowl until evenly combined. Cover and pop in the fridge for an hour or so to allow the flavours to develop and marry together. OR serve right away if you're peckish!
Quick 1 min demo!
Whats a homemade sour cream dip without the crispy oven baked potato wedges to match!?