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How to make sour cream dip

Updated February 21, 2017

Sour cream dip is a popular addition for a variety of appetizers. Serve it chilled surrounded by carrots, cauliflower, celery, grape tomatoes, broccoli and green pepper strips. Serve it alongside potato chips, corn chips, wheat crackers or crisp breads. Sour cream dip is versatile. Start with a basic recipe of mayonnaise and sour cream, and then add your own twist. It is easy to make and is a guaranteed success at any gathering.

Mix 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1 cup of sour cream until well blended.

Add 2 tbsp of minced onion, 2 tbsp of parsley, and 1 tsp of dill weed. Mix until well blended.

Chill the dip for one to two hours, so the flavours can mingle. Add a sprinkle of parsley on the top before serving.

Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, minced onion, parsley and dill weed. To this mixture, add 1 tbsp of minced garlic.

Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, minced onion, parsley and dill weed. To this mixture, add 1 tsp of Tabasco sauce.

Combine one package of dry onion soup mix to 2 cups of sour cream (pint container). Place in the refrigerator for one to two hours to chill. Sprinkle with parsley flakes before serving.

Combine one package of ranch dip mix to 2 cups of sour cream. Place in the refrigerator for one to two hours to chill. Sprinkle with parsley flakes before serving.

Tip

Instead of mayonnaise, use Miracle Whip or a low-fat mayonnaise. Add a dash of chilli pepper, garlic pepper, or regular pepper.

Warning

Do not leave the dip out for too long. It needs to be chilled.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp minced onion
  • 2 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp dill weed
  • 1 tbsp garlic (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • One package of onion soup mix (optional)
  • One package of ranch dip mix (optional)
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Pauline Gill is a retired teacher with more than 25 years of experience teaching English to high school students. She holds a bachelor's degree in language arts and a Master of Education degree. Gill is also an award-winning fiction author.