Sour Cream and Chives Dip is a delectable 5-ingredient savory dip with creamy texture and delicate flavors. I love how effortlessly it enhances simple pretzels and potato chips to elegant canapé. Its creamy texture adds a luxurious touch, creating a truly indulgent experience in just 5 minutes of preparation.
Combination of sour cream and chive is a timeless classic. From baked potato toppings to my perennial favorite Pringle chips, this combination is loved by all for it’s versality. I decided to make it into a refreshing and satisfying chive dip with sour cream.
Bruschetta Crostini with Cottage Cheese and Vegan Olive Tapenade are also great options when it comes to quick and party favorite appetizers. During summer months when chives are growing in abundance, I often make this dip.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- The subtle tanginess of sour cream, coupled with the delicate hint of chives, creates savory flavors that captivate.
- It’s inexpensive, easy and quick to make vegetable dip that can transform ordinary snacks into extraordinary culinary delights.
- This remarkable dip is super versatile, it serves as an ideal accompaniment to a wide array of dishes.
- Suitable for low-carb-keto friendly and gluten free eating preferences.
Sour Cream: The star of the dip, sour cream brings a tangy and creamy element to the recipe. Its rich and velvety texture provides a luscious base, while its tanginess adds a pleasant zing that balances the other flavors. Either full fat or low-fat are good.
Chopped Fresh Chives: Chives are delicate, green herbs that contribute a mild onion-like flavor with subtle hints of garlic. They provide a refreshing and aromatic element to the dip, enhancing its overall taste profile.
Lemon Juice: The addition of lemon juice brightens the flavors of the dip, offering a subtle citrusy note. It adds a touch of acidity that complements the creaminess of the sour cream and helps to balance the flavors.
Minced Garlic: I prefer to use freshly minced garlic to infuses the dip with a subtle and mellow garlic flavor. It adds depth to the overall taste, enhancing the savory notes without overpowering the other ingredients. If you are not fan of fresh raw garlic, either skip it or use garlic powder.
Italian Seasoning : The seasoning mix contributes the depth and complexity to the dip without relying on excessive salt.
How to Make :
In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, chopped fresh chives, lemon juice, and minced garlic.
Using a whisk, mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combined. Ensure that the chives are evenly distributed throughout the dip.
Season the dip with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences. Start with a small amount and adjust as needed.
Serve the Savory Sour Cream and Chives Dip with your favorite accompaniments such as pretzels, potato chips, fresh vegetable sticks, crackers, or as a delicious topping for baked potatoes. Enjoy !
Once the sour cream and chive dip is well mixed and seasoned, cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container. Place it in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld together for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.
For an extra touch of freshness, consider garnishing the dip with a sprinkle of chopped chives before serving. This adds a visual appeal and enhances the flavor experience.
Experiment with different variations by adding complementary herbs or spices. Try incorporating dill, or a hint of lemon zest to create your signature twist on this classic recipe.
To achieve a velvety-smooth texture, use full-fat sour cream. The richness of the cream enhances the dip’s overall creaminess, elevating it to new heights.
If you’re planning to serve the dip at a gathering or party, consider making it a day in advance. This will give the flavors ample time to develop, resulting in a more flavorful and satisfying dip.
Proper storage is key to preserving the freshness and quality of Savory Sour Cream and Chives Dip. To ensure its longevity, store it in an airtight container and refrigerate immediately after use. This will help maintain its texture and flavors. It is advisable to consume the dip within three to five days of preparation for optimal taste.
This simple and easy dip rivals any store-bought version. The versatility of Savory Sour Cream and Chives Dip knows no bounds.
This remarkable dip serves as an ideal accompaniment to a wide array of dishes, adding a touch of sophistication to any meal.
You can serve the dip with pretzels, potato chips, and other salty snacks. Spread it generously on fresh bread or crackers for a delightful appetizer. Dip for tortilla chips with sour cream for zesty taste.
For those seeking a more adventurous route, pair it with vegetable sticks or use it as a tangy topping for baked potatoes.
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Sour Cream and Chives Dip
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic or garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- Salt and pepper optional, to taste
- In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, chopped fresh chives, lemon juice, and garlic powder.
- Mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combined. Ensure that the chives are evenly distributed throughout the dip.
- Season the dip with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences. Start with a small amount and adjust as needed.
- Serve the Savory Sour Cream and Chives Dip with your favorite accompaniments such as potato chips, fresh vegetable sticks, crackers, or as a delicious topping for baked potatoes.
For more robust flavors :
- Once the dip is well mixed and seasoned, cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container. Place it in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld together for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. After the chilling period, give the dip a quick stir to ensure a smooth consistency. Serve and enjoy !