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When warm weather hits, we all start looking for fresh vegetables and fresh flavors. What better way to enjoy your fresh from the garden vegetables and herbs than by pairing them with a light dip? This dip is a staple in some houses during spring and summer, and I am here to make it a staple for your home as well. You will love how cool, creamy, and light it is.
This dip is great from spring to fall and goes great with almost anything. Usually, I recommend it for vegetable trays but my family puts it on everything from vegetables, to sandwiches, and even chicken kababs.
This Delicious Dill Dip Recipe Will Have Your Family Asking for More!
Dill Dip is So Easy to Make!
Dill dip is unbelievably easy to make and only takes 7 ingredients total. Most of us already have the ingredients in our kitchen and garden! Dill is really easy to grow and dry so you can have it on hand all year long. It is great in dips and even delicious on chicken.
If you have dill and parsley in your garden, or some that you dried last year, this is the perfect time to snip some. Dill weed and parsley are easy to grow and easy to dry. They are very versatile ingredients, so I always keep them in the spice rack, just in case I need them for a random recipe.
The most important part of making any dip is allowing it to chill after you mix it so the ingredients have time to mix together and develop their flavors. If you’re in a pinch, you can definitely eat it right away, but it tastes so much better if you let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. You can make Dill Dip up to three days ahead of time and store it covered in the refrigerator as well.
What Foods Should You Serve with Dill Dip?
Fresh made dill dip is great served with a vegetable tray and it’s also amazing on crackers. Every time I make dill dip, someone ends up putting it on their finger sandwiches also.
Fresh vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, celery, carrots, and green onions go great with almost any dip that includes dill but go wild with your vegetable tray. Really let your garden shine!
My kids love snacking on dill dip with chips, bread, crackers, and any vegetable they can use to scoop it up. They’ve also requested it to go with their chicken and veggie kabobs we make on the grill.
What is in Dill Dip?
Dill dip may taste complex, but it really just has a handful of ingredients. The dip starts with the classic dip combination of mayonnaise and sour cream. If you prefer, you can substitute the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt. Next comes a hearty pinch of dried dill, fresh parsley, garlic powder, and minced onion. Toss in a pinch of salt and it’s so delicious.
These ingredients create a powerful flavor combination, and the dill really shines. Make sure you aren’t skimping on the onion and garlic when you mix your dip because they are amazing friends with dill, and they really lend a lot to the flavors each provides.
Personally, I recommend that you go very easy on the salt. I start with 1/8th of a teaspoon and work my way up according to taste. A little bit of salt goes a long way in this dip. After you’ve added a little bit of salt, let the dip rest in the refrigerator for the flavors to combine completely. After it is chilled, taste the dip and adjust your seasonings to your pallet.
Easy Dill Dip
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Ingredients for Easy Dill Dip
- 1 cup sourcream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons dried dill weed
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
- t tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Directions for Easy Dill Dip
- Mix all of your ingredients together in a medium bowl. Cover the bowl with an airtight lid and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve your dip with garden fresh vegetables, toasted bread, chips, or your favorite crackers.
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