Dive into our deliciously creamy sour cream and chive dip, bursting with flavor. Perfect for serving with appetizers and snacks, so easy that you can make it right now! We’ve been making this for years, it’s quick, simple, and guaranteed to get eaten every time!
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Why you’ll love our sour cream and chives dip
Isn’t it just sour cream and chives?
It sounds like it should be, doesn’t it!
But it’s not, we blend other flavors of mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice, to create a refreshing creamy dip.
When you taste how delicious this dip is and see how incredibly easy it is to make, you’ll never buy store-bought again!
Ingredients you’ll need to make this sour cream dip
You’ll need all the ingredients shown below in the photograph.
Is store-bought better?
When you buy something in a bottle, you don’t really know how long it’s been sitting on the shelf.
It may have a use-by date, but when was it made, and what’s in it to be able to keep it bottled for so long?
With our homemade sour cream and chive dip recipe, you get to use fresh ingredients, that you bought yourself.
The flavors that our recipe combine are glorious, they are so tasty that we think as soon as you taste it, you’ll see why we rave about this dip!
Once you know, you know…
Fresh is best
Always use fresh chives and always try to use fresh garlic, the flavor is SO much better.
As chives are a crucial ingredient, if you don’t have them, we’d suggest you leave making it until you do.
Maybe try ranch dressing, garlic dip, or blue cheese dressing instead?
Out of sour cream?
If you’ve been to your fridge and you find yourself out of sour cream, then don’t worry, we have a workaround for you.
Greek yogurt, Fromage frais, and crème Fraiche will both be a decent stand-in for sour cream.
Will it taste different?
Yes, but you’ll still be able to enjoy it.
What do I serve with this dip?
Sour cream and chive dip is perfect when dolloped generously on a freshly baked potato.
It cries out for carrot batons and celery sticks, and tortilla chips to be dipped in it.
Buffalo cauliflower and zucchini buffalo fries are delicious and dipped in sour cream and chive dip.
Dip your sweet potato fries and French fries, or how about sweet potato wedges?
It goes with so many things, making this great recipe a good choice.
How do I store it?
Our sour cream dip recipe will store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
You’ll be lucky if it lasts that long though.
Recipe notes and expert tips
More easy dips and dressings for you to make
If you love our sour cream and chive dip recipe, then you should give these a try; ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, tzatziki, chipotle aioli, tirokafteri, and garlic dip.
How to make sour cream and chive dip with step-by-step instructions
Making our sour cream and chive dip recipe is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
Full measurements along with US customary and metric conversions are available in our printable recipe card below.
In a mixing bowl, add sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, fresh chives, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
Mix to combine thoroughly.
Place in a serving bowl and eat immediately or store in the fridge until you are ready.
Enjoy your sour cream dip!
We hope you enjoy making and eating our sour cream chive dip and would love to hear how you got on with making it.
Please feel free to leave a comment and ask any questions you may have.
Sour cream and chives dip
- ¾ cup Sour cream
- ¼ cup Mayonnaise
- 1 clove Garlic
- ½ Lemon juiced
- 1½ tbsp Fresh chives finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a mixing bowl, add sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, fresh chives, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Mix to combine thoroughly. Place in a serving bowl and eat immediately or store in the fridge until you are ready. Enjoy your sour cream dip!¾ cup Sour cream, ¼ cup Mayonnaise, 1 clove Garlic, ½ Lemon, 1½ tbsp Fresh chives, Salt and pepper
- No garlic?
Use garlic powder instead
- Missing some sour cream?
Use Greek yogurt, crème Fraiche, or Fromage frais instead, it’ll taste different but still work
- Out of fresh chives?
You’d be best waiting until you get some, fresh chives are integral to this recipe
Store your sour cream and chive dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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