This creamy, delicious sour cream and chive dip is a great crowd-pleasing appetizer. Here in the UK, this yummy chive dip graces every occasion, from office parties to kids’ parties to garden parties to movie nights. Name the occasion and gathering, this great dip must be present.
A jar of Sour cream and chive dip is one of the easiest things you can grab off the shelf when you are in the shop. It costs less than a pound in some shops too, but as you already know me, my mantra is “nothing beats homemade” and this homemade sour cream and chive is one of them. It is so quick to put together.
The only thing that can be regarded as the hard job here is opening a tub of full or light sour cream, full or light mayonnaise and chopping the chives. What a hard job hey!
Remember, if it is homemade then you have control over what goes into it and this recipe is suitable for vegetarians too.
What is in my sour cream and chive dip
My sour cream and chive dip is made with 5 simple ingredients that are easily sourced
Sour cream: Use full fat sour cream or go for light for healthier version
Mayonnaise: Just like the sour cream, choose quality over quantity. Full cream or lighter version would work well too
Chives: this is a common herb used in cooking, it can be classed as a finer cousin of leek, scallions/spring onions but subtle. For this chive dip recipe, you must ensure that the chive is chopped. I have used about 2 tablespoons for this recipe, you can use more if you want.
Minced Garlic: Just a clove and you can use garlic powder/granules if that is what you have. Also, using fresh garlic increases the prep time for making this yummy and creamy dip. Just kidding now, any would work fine but be mindful so it doesn’t overpower the dip. You want to be able to taste the other elements of the dip too. Not a fan of raw garlic smell then substitute with roasted garlic for a mellow garlic flavor
Lemon juice: use between one to two tablespoons. You don’t need much at all
Salt and pepper: because we are saying no to bland food no matter what.
How to make sour cream and chive dip
One bowl is all you need. Measure out the sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped chives and the rest of the ingredients into the bowl. Give it a good mix to combine. Chill in the fridge for an hour or longer before serving so the flavours can infuse. It can be served immediately too
What to serve it with
Chopped vegetables like celery, bell peppers, cucumber stick, carrot battons etc
Bread sticks (available in all supermarkets and corner shops)
Where can I buy sour cream from?
Here in the UK, you can find sour cream in every supermarket. Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons and the likes. You will find it in the milk section. Don’t be tempted to pick up a ready-made version. Trust me it is not worth it. Make your own!!!
Vegan substitute for sour cream
Make your own vegan sour cream using full fat coconut milk, lemon and apple cider vinegar. Alternatively, use blended soaked raw cashew nuts alongside the rest of the ingredients listed above. Add salt and pepper to taste
Substitute the mayonnaise for creme fraiche or yogurt
In the absence of garlic use onion powder
Trying to stay healthy, use lighter version of sour cream and mayonnaise
This dip tastes better if chilled if you can wait an hour, let it sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before serving
Sour Cream and Chive Dip
- a small mixing bowl
- ½ cup full-fat sour cream
- ¼ cup light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 glove garlic minced substitute with a ½ tablespoon of garlic powder
- 2 tablespoon chive chopped
- Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine. Cover with a cling film and chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
- Substitute the mayonnaise for creme fraiche or yoghurt.
- In the absence of garlic use onion powder.
- Trying to stay healthy, use a lighter version of sour cream and mayonnaise.
- This dip tastes better if chilled if you can wait an hour, let it sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before serving.