All you need is five minutes and a few simple ingredients to make this fresh, creamy, and delicious Easy Veggie Dip that’s sure to be a hit with anyone who tries it. Great as a snack, side dish, or for the veggie tray at your next party!
There’s no need to buy pre-made dip or use a packet to make dip (what are some of those ingredients anyway?) when you have a super simple, quick, and flavorful dip recipe like this one. It’s so good that you (and everyone else you make it for) will probably look forward to eating some fresh raw veggies!
And let’s be honest, we all could probably use a few more veggies in our diet. Am I right or am I right? Mm-hmm.
This recipe (or some version of it) is a classic that has been around and shared for a long time. I found it handwritten in a stack of my mom’s old recipes, so I’m not sure exactly where it came from, but it’s been making appearances at parties for as long as I can remember, and I see similar recipes often. That’s because it’s so easy and delicious!
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE EASY VEGGIE DIP:
- Sour cream
- Dried minced onion
- Dried parsley
- Dried dill
- Seasoned salt
HERE’S A QUICK LOOK AT HOW TO MAKE EASY VEGGIE DIP:
So quick and easy!
I always use dried parsley and dill in this recipe because I always have them on hand so I can make a batch of this dip whenever I want. I do like to use fresh herbs in a lot of recipes, but this is one recipe where dried herbs work really well. I especially like the freeze-dried herbs that you can usually find in the produce section of the supermarket.
This dip gets better as it sits, so I highly recommend not skipping the step of letting it sit in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. It needs a little time for all those yummy flavors to meld together and for the minced dried onion to soften up a bit.
I like to keep a bowl of this dip on hand in the fridge along with some cut-up veggies so that I can easily grab a healthy snack … especially when those potato chips in the pantry are calling my name.
Speaking of potato chips … This dip is also really awesome with potato chips! I dip pretzels in it too. And crackers. And anything else I can find.
Ahem. Back to the veggies. Carrots and celery are my go-to veggies for snacking because I always have them around, but some of my other favorites with this dip are broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes. I think it would taste great on pretty much any veggie you want to snack on.
And yeah, I know that dip kinda sorta is less healthy than just plain fresh veggies and adds some calories, but hey, I probably wouldn’t eat many raw veggies at all without it, so isn’t it better to have the veggies and some dip than no veggies at all?
Besides, this dip is really flavorful, so you don’t need to drown your veggies in it to make them taste great. Plus, I know exactly what’s in this dip, so I feel better about eating it than something pre-made or packaged.
Here’s a bonus: You can also turn this dip into a really yummy salad dressing. Just thin it out to the desired consistency with some milk or buttermilk, and you’re good to go!
- Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried herbs? Sure! The general rule is 3 times as much fresh herbs as dried, which would be 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley and 1 tablespoon of fresh dill. I will admit I’ve never made this dip with fresh herbs, so if you want to give it a try, keep in mind that you might need to adjust the amount of herbs to your liking. I don’t know that I would use fresh onion, though, as the flavor might be too strong. If anyone tries it this way, let us know in the comments how it went!
- How long will this dip last? Store the dip in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
This dip is great for snacking and is always a hit on a veggie tray or as a chip dip at a party. I also like to serve it with some fresh veggies when we’re having something for dinner that doesn’t really have a veggie side, like Turkey Sloppy Joes or Pan Pizza.
I hope you try this recipe for Easy Veggie Dip and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!
Easy Veggie Dip
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
- Store dip in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.