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Sour Cream and Chive Dip

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! – Hungry now?  Jump to Recipe

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.

Sour Cream and Chive Dip with Potato Wedges, Pitta Bread and Tortilla Chips

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.

Sour Cream and Chive Dip - Fresh Chives

Ingredients for a Sour Cream and Chive Dip

  • Sour Cream
  • Mayo
  • Chives
  • Garlic
  • Lemon Juice

Beauty right?

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!

Cheese and prosciutto twist anyone?

Cheese and Prosciutto Twists with Sour cream and chive dip

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?

Sour Cream and Chive Dip with Oven Baked 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!

How to make Sour Cream and Chive Dip (Full Recipe & Video)

5 from 6 votes
Sour Cream and Chive Dip with Potato Wedges, Pitta Bread and Tortilla Chips
Sour Cream and Chive Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

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!

Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Sour Cream and Chive Dip
Servings: 6
Calories: 109 kcal
Author: Chris
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup / 180g Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup / 60g Full Fat Mayo
  • 1 heaped tbsp (approx 10) Fresh Chives, finely diced (or more to preference)
  • 1 small clove of Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Lemon (juice of)
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
Method
  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a suitably sized bowl. Cover and pop in the fridge until needed. This will help the flavours develop.

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) Garlic - Raw garlic can have quite a pungent taste, to definitely ensure 1. it's a small clove and 2. you fully mince it, not just dice. A touch of garlic does wonders for this dip, but too much and it'll overpower the tase of the chives. 

Nutrition Facts
Sour Cream and Chive Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.6g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.6g
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2.6g 1%
Sugars 0.2g
Protein 1.1g 2%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Whats a homemade sour cream dip without the crispy oven baked potato wedges to match!?

Oven Baked Potato Wedges with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Matt @ Plating Pixels
    March 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Yum. Looks super simple and has all the classic flavors!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 27, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Super simple indeed 🙂

  • Reply
    Lisa
    March 27, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Love a good dip and agree that it’s always best to wait and let the flavors meld together. 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 27, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      Yes! So glad you agree Lisa 🙂

  • Reply
    Marie - NotEnoughCinnamon.com
    March 27, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I’m salivating just thinking about this dip – it SO delicious and I’m sure even more when it’s homemade. But can we talk about these potato wedges?! They look insane too!!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 27, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Haha YES! I do make some okay wedges (if I do say so myself..) 🙂

  • Reply
    Emily
    March 27, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Omg this dip is my weakness (all dips pretty much are ha) it’s just so addictive!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 27, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Haha yeah I’m all about the dip life! It’s dangerous!

  • Reply
    Dannii
    March 27, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    My favourite kind of dip! I am now thinking of all the amazing things I want to dip in it. Like a big spoon!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      YES all about getting a big spoon!!

  • Reply
    Albert Bevia
    March 28, 2018 at 11:24 am

    yeah homemade is always much better than store-bought, plus I love fresh chives, this dip is a must try and so easy to put together

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 28, 2018 at 11:25 am

      So glad you agree! Aren’t fresh chives just the best!?

  • Reply
    Karly
    March 28, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Delicious! Will definitely be making homemade dip from now on!

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 31, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Homemade for the win!!

  • Reply
    Courtney
    March 31, 2018 at 12:25 am

    This sounds amazing! And it will be a great way to use the chives that grow in our garden this summer 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      March 31, 2018 at 10:11 am

      YES! Thanks for the reminder, I need to start growing chives!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sam
    May 21, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Sooo excited to find this recipe! We moved from the UK to Australia 4 months ago and haven’t found anything even close to replacing this kind of dip in the shops… and my family of 5 miss it … with everything! Thankyou 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 21, 2018 at 11:28 am

      Sam! It’s so funny you should say that, I spent 2 years in Australia, got back to the UK not too long a go. You’re so right, sour cream and chive dip is pretty scarce over there! SO jealous of you right now, can I ask where you moved to 🙂 ?

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