Delicious Dips

Sour Cream and Chive Dip

March 27, 2018 (Last Updated: December 10, 2019) by Chris Collins

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.

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?

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!

Sour Cream and Chive Dip with Oven Baked potato Wedges

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


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

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!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Appetizer / Dip
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 6
Calories: 103kcal

Ingredients (check list):

  • 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!


a) Garlic - make sure it's a really small clove. Raw garlic is fairly pungent and if it's too large, it'll overpower the chives. For preference I'd start off with half a clove and adjust accordingly.


Nutrition Facts
Sour Cream and Chive Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.92g15%
Saturated Fat 2.973g15%
Trans Fat 0.017g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.477g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.436g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 82mg3%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 2.56g1%
Sugar 0.23g0%
Protein 1.16g2%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 40mg4%
* 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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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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  • Reply
    September 7, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    5 stars
    So good! Had it with your crispy jalapeΓ±o poppers!

    • Reply
      September 8, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      That’s awesome to hear! Thanks for coming back to let me know πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Food Lover
    August 7, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    5 stars
    delicioussssss!! plus the food photography is just awesome πŸ™‚

    Keep it up

    • Reply
      August 7, 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    May 21, 2018 at 11:17 am

    5 stars
    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 πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      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 πŸ™‚ ?

  • Reply
    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 πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      March 31, 2018 at 10:11 am

      YES! Thanks for the reminder, I need to start growing chives!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    March 28, 2018 at 3:32 pm

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

    • Reply
      March 31, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Homemade for the win!!

  • 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
      March 28, 2018 at 11:25 am

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

  • Reply
    March 27, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    5 stars
    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
      March 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      YES all about getting a big spoon!!

  • Reply
    March 27, 2018 at 6:16 pm

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

    • Reply
      March 27, 2018 at 8:52 pm

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

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

    5 stars
    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
      March 27, 2018 at 8:52 pm

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

  • Reply
    March 27, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    5 stars
    Love a good dip and agree that it’s always best to wait and let the flavors meld together. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      March 27, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      Yes! So glad you agree Lisa πŸ™‚

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

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

    • Reply
      March 27, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Super simple indeed πŸ™‚

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