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5 from 4 votes

Onion and Garlic Dip

This Onion and Garlic Dip tastes even better than store bought and couldn't be easier to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6
Calories: 169kcal
Cost: £1 / $1


  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Box Grater


  • 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!



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.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.39g | Protein: 0.76g | Fat: 17.48g | Saturated Fat: 5.56g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.208g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.202g | Trans Fat: 0.034g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1.73g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.15mg