This sour cream and chive dip is a great crowd-pleasing appetizer, it is creamy and delicious. You only need 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this sour cream dip, it is so easy a child could make it. Let me show you how with my step-by-step guide.
Sour cream and chive dip recipe
You may probably be wondering why you should be making sour cream dip, when you can easily buy one from the shop. I used to be like you until I made my first batch of this creamy delicious dip at home. It is amazingly easy and quick too. After a few practice, you won’t need to measure this recipe again. Most times, I just eyeball the ingredients and adjust to taste. Yes, you don’t need any culinary skill to make it.
If you are looking forward to making dip recipes with sour cream, you will surely like today’s recipe.
What makes this sour cream and chive dip so good
It is homemade! Very obvious but nothing beats a good homemade dipping sauce, this mayo sour cream chive dip is a winner.
A great appetiser that is perfect for children and adults alike. An all-rounder dip entertainment, here in the UK, this dip is present at most parties, down to religious events as all have this delicious dip on the table.
Creamy and delicious
It can be made ahead
No preservatives in the recipe, well you can pronounce everything used in making this dip
It is gluten-free, vegetarian and can be made vegan too.
Minimal prep! This is what you call easy peasy like ABC..
you can customise it to taste and have control over what goes into it, this is why it is better than store-bought
Sour cream: substitute with plain yogurt or crème fraiche
Mayonnaise: honestly, while I would say you should use full fat mayonnaise for this recipe, it is not necessary. I have always used light mayonnaise for this dip.
Garlic powder: I prefer using garlic powder to fresh garlic, the flavour is mellow and in my opinion, works better than fresh garlic especially if you would be storing it in the fridge for more than 24 hours.
Salt and black pepper to taste
Lemon juice: this keeps the dip fresh for longer and it enhances the taste too.
How to make sour cream and chive dip
To a mixing bowl, add sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped chives, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and mix to combine.
Cover the bowl with cling film and place the dip in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for the flavours to infuse. Transfer the dip to the bowl you will be presenting it in, serve and enjoy
What to serve it with
This dip is so perfect you can serve it with anything. Cheese sticks, breadsticks, potato wedges, celery sticks, carrot sticks, red pepper strips, potato balls, cucumber stick, homemade fritters. The list is endless; you will never run out of what you can do with the sour cream dip.
How to store
I usually make this in a small batches and hardly have any leftovers. If you have leftovers that hasn’t been dipped into by many hands, or cross contaminated, you can store it in the fridge in an airtight container for up 5 days.
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Sour Cream and Chive Dip
- Mixing bowl
- ¾ cup sour cream substitute with plain yogurt or crème fraiche
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoon fresh chives
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
- To a mixing bowl, add sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped chives, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and mix to combine.
- Cover the bowl with cling film and place the dip in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for the flavours to infuse. Transfer the dip to the bowl you will be presenting it in, serve and enjoy
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