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.
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!
How to make Sour Cream and Chive Dip (Full Recipe & Video)
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!
- 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
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!
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.
Whats a homemade sour cream dip without the crispy oven baked potato wedges to match!?