Sour Cream and Chive Dip – Easy Chip and Vegetable Dip Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz (2 cups) full-fat sour cream: Full-fat sour cream is key for its rich, creamy texture.
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise: Adds a touch of tanginess and helps thicken the dip.
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped: Fresh chives are essential for the classic flavor.
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes (or 2 teaspoons onion powder): Dried onion flakes add a touch of savory sweetness, while onion powder offers a more concentrated onion flavor.
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder: Enhances flavor without being overpowering.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt: Balances the flavors.
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper: Adds a little bit of warmth.

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice: For a touch of brightness.
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper: For a bit of heat.

Instructions:

  • Combine ingredients: In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, chives, onion flakes (or onion powder), garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Taste and adjust: Give the dip a taste and add more lemon juice, spices, or seasonings according to your preference.
  • Chill: Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight. This allows the flavors to meld and the dip to thicken.
  • Final touch: Before serving, give the dip a stir and garnish with some extra chopped chives if desired.

Serving Tips:

  • Goes great with potato chips, veggie sticks (carrots, celery, bell peppers), crackers, or pretzels.
  • Perfect for parties, game-day snacks, or just a simple movie night treat.

Make-Ahead and Storage:

  • This dip is best made ahead of time! It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Before serving, give the dip a quick stir as it might thicken slightly in the fridge.

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