Dips are great. Kids love them, adults can’t stop snacking on them, and good ones have a number of things you can dunk helping cater them to everyone’s likes. Creamy Dill Dip is just that.
You can easily buy dill dip at the store, but I found the homemade variety packs a bigger flavor punch that is additive and super satisfying. The base of the dip uses mayonnaise and sour cream. You can always lighten the flavors with a little greek yogurt, but I enjoy this recipe as is because it’s full bodied with little going a long way.
Once you have your ideal base, it’s simply a matter of spicing it up. Dill, onion, garlic, pepper, salt, parsley and shallots meld together overnight to pack a punch into every scoop. You can add in some red pepper flakes to kick up the heat, or even a little hot sauce based on your spice desires.
Best served with bread, this recipe also works great with good ol’ potato chips, enjoyed with a veggie platter, or even with crackers. A little something for everyone, unless of course you make the mistake like I did and tell my husband after he enjoyed gobs of it that it contained mayo. He hates mayo. My advice to you is don’t give away your secrets and just let everyone think you did tons of heavy lifting to create this super simple dip. And just like that, the party is on.
To full plates and eating your tarte out,
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 1 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/8 cup of grated onion
- 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon of dried onion flakes or shallots
- 2 tablespoons of dried dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
- In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings.
- Cover and refrigerate, preferably for 24 hours.
- Uncover, scoop into serving bowl and serve with cubed bread, potato chips or vegetables.
- If wanting to serve inside a hallowed out bread bowl, place dip into bread immediately before serving to avoid sogginess. Works best with pumpernickel, rye, dill or onion breads.
- Mix in any leftover into mashed potatoes, or make a stroganoff inspired sauce using dill dip instead of sour cream on your chicken.