Sour Cream and Chive Dip

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Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, this easy sour cream and chive dip recipe comes together with barely any effort at all! Yet, it’s bursting with the savory flavor of fresh chives and creamy sour cream. Make a double batch – it’ll go quickly!

If you love growing your own herbs and veggies, you’ll love turning your homegrown green onions into this green onion salt! Don’t forget to save your chive flowers for this chive blossom butter!

sour cream and chive dip in a white bowl on a plate of chips.

As a backyard gardener, I love finding new ways to use my freshly grown herbs. Chives have such a mild flavor like a cross between an herb and an onion.

Especially during the spring before your chive blossoms bloom, this is a great way to enjoy using a nice harvest of chives quickly!

Be sure to let some of your chives flower so you can make this delicious chive blossom butter, too!

Even if you aren’t a home gardener, this dip has so much flavor, you won’t mind picking up some chives at your local grocery store or farmers market.

This sour cream chive dip is perfect to make before parties, especially BBQs, and tastes wonderful with classic crispy potato chips. So good!

What Is Sour Cream and Chive Dip?

Sour cream and chive dip is a creamy, tangy dip that’s perfect for dipping chips, veggies, or even crackers. The base of the dip is sour cream, which gives it its signature tangy flavor.

Chives are then added for a fresh, herbaceous taste that complements the sour cream perfectly.

To make sour cream and chive dip, all you need is sour cream, chives, and a few other simple ingredients. You can also customize the dip to your liking by adding other herbs or spices.

It’s a great recipe to have on hand for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a quick and easy snack.


  • So easy: With just three main ingredients (besides salt, pepper, and garlic powder), this homemade sour cream chive dip is so easy! 
  • Delicious herby flavor: The fresh herbs and savory garlic powder really sing together and add a delicious herb flavor in each bite.
  • Smooth & creamy: With the crucial combination of both mayonnaise and sour cream, this sour cream dip is cool and creamy with a subtle tanginess.
ingredients for sour cream and chive dip.

Ingredients

  • Sour Cream: The base of this dip is full fat sour cream, which gives it its tangy flavor and creamy texture.
  • Mayonnaise: A small amount of mayonnaise is added to the dip to give it a richer flavor and a smoother texture.
  • Garlic powder: Garlic is added to the dip to give it a subtle kick of flavor. You can use either fresh garlic or garlic powder.
  • Chives: Chives are the star ingredient in this dip. They give this creamy dip its signature flavor and a pop of color.
  • Salt and Pepper: Salt and black pepper are added to taste to enhance the flavors of the dip.
instructions for making homemade chive dip.

How to Make

1. Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl.

2. Stir to combine.

3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, if not longer, to let the flavors come together.

4. Serve with chips, fresh veggies, or roasted potatoes.

homemade sour cream dip with fresh chives.

Tips & Variations

  • Instead of garlic powder, try using onion powder for a mellow onion flower.
  • Replace the garlic powder with 2-3 cloves of fresh minced garlic for a nice bite.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for a tangy twist on this delicious dip.
  • For a lower fat, higher protein snack, use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
  • If you don’t have fresh chives available, you can add chive flavor with 4 teaspoons of dried chives. Be sure to let the finished dip rest for at least two hours to rehydrate the chives.
  • This 6-ingredient sour cream dip recipe is naturally low carb, especially if you use mayonnaise without added sugar.
  • If you can’t find chives, use some spring onions instead.

Storage

This sour cream chives dip recipe stores very well. Place leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

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How to Serve Sour Cream Chive Dip

There are so many ways to use your homemade chive dip! Although chips are a classic, try expanding your horizons with some of these treats.

  • Salted potato chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • French fries
  • Celery sticks
  • Cucumber stick
  • Sliced bell peppers
  • Roasted baby potatoes
  • Pita bread or pita chips
  • Sweet potato wedges

FAQs

What is sour cream and chive dip made of?

To make your own sour cream chive dip, you need sour cream, mayonnaise, fresh chives, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

You can pare it down even more and use just sour cream, chives, and salt for a creamy, tasty snack.

Is sour cream and chive dip healthy?

Creamy dips usually aren’t enjoyed as a heathy treat, but this chive dip is naturally low carb. It doesn’t have any added sugar, but it is high in fat.

You can easily make this recipe your own. If you want a lower fat treat, use fat free sour cream and skip the mayo.

How can I use up chives from the garden?

There are many ways to use up fresh chives, including drying them, making chive salt or chive blossom butter, making chive blossom vinegar, or adding them to dried herb mixes, and more.

My favorite way to use chives is to make this sour cream and chive dip that tastes amazing with a salty, crunchy piece of cucumber or salty chips.

dipping a chip in sour cream chive dip.

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sour cream and chive dip in a small white bowl.

Sour Cream and Chive Dip

Deliciously creamy with a savory, herby flavor from the fresh chives, this sour cream and chive dip will be the star of your next party! It's simple enough for chips and dips yet fancy enough to serve with homemade bread or to dollop on freshly roasted potatoes. Even better, it truly couldn't be easier!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 366 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 medium bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, if not longer, to let the flavors come together.
  • Serve with chips, fresh veggies, or roasted potatoes.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.
  • Instead of garlic powder, try using onion powder for a mellow onion flower.
  • Replace the garlic powder with 2-3 cloves of fresh minced garlic for a nice bite.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for a tangy twist on this delicious dip.
  • For a lower fat, higher protein snack, use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
  • If you don’t have fresh chives available, you can add chive flavor with four teaspoons (1 1/3 tablespoons) of dried chives. Be sure to let the finished dip rest for at least two hours to rehydrate the chives.
  • This 6-ingredient sour cream dip recipe is naturally low carb, especially if you use mayonnaise without added sugar.
  • If you can’t find chives, use some spring onions instead.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 787mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 775IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword chive dip, fresh chives, sour cream and chive dip
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  1. Sour cream and chives…one of my favorites on baked potato. Now I can make the sour cream part myself. Heaven!

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