Regrow those scallions in time for your next party and make this easy green onion dip! Yep, you're reading that right. A green onion dip recipe is easy and tasty, and if you are still growing green onions indoors like I am, it's an excellent way to use them up.
This sour cream and onion dip is as easy an appetizer as it gets! Mix sour cream, cream cheese, freshly chopped green onions, and dehydrated green onion powder.
Why you'll love this easy onion dip recipe
You'll love the tang of the sour cream, fresh herbs, and dehydrated powder, and it results in a flavorful dip that will be the hit of the party. I was inspired by a particular brand's onion dip seasoning inspires that many of us grew up with as a kid.
I'm here for the pre-made but since I've been growing green onions, I've been thinking of all sorts of ways to use them. All you need to make this delicious dip are sour cream, fresh green onions, and dried green onion powder.
You can find these ingredients in your pantry, fridge, or at your local grocery store. The dehydrated green onion powder is something I made at home and could be substituted for regular onion powder. If you're interested in making your green onion powder keep an eye out for my tutorial on making your own!
- Green onions or scallions: Green onions (or scallions) have a reasonably even thickness from root to tip and do not have a formed bulb on end.
- Sour cream: an onion dip recipe is not complete without the tang of sour cream. Feel free to swap with greek yogurt.
- Cream cheese: this easy onion dip recipe is decadent with cream cheese.
- Dehydrated green onion powder: swap for onion powder if you do not have green onion powder
To make a big batch of this chip dip with sour cream, just double or triple the recipe. For example, this recipe makes about 1 ½ cups of descent, so if you were going to double it, you would use 3 cups of sour cream and six tablespoons of each of the other two ingredients.
wait, are green onions the same thing as scallions?
Scallions, also scallions, also known as green, are the same plant! They're just smaller! Funny story about scallions: two scallions were sitting in a restaurant one day having drinks. One scallion turned to the other and said, "Hey, we're basically regular onions with a college degree."
This dip is tasty and easy to make, but the real test is whether it tastes like it's supposed to — and it does. The green onion flavor is present, but not too strong. The sour cream, cream cheese, and green onion powder work together to create a salty, tangy dip that will be sure to please even the most finicky of partygoers. You can make this dip ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Just remember to taste it before serving; if you think the sour cream or cream cheese might be a bit strong, add in some more of either (or both) until you get the flavor you're aiming for. You can also add additional ingredients — dried herbs or spices — if you'd like. For example, if you don't care for the taste of green onion powder, try substituting another herb, such as parsley or dill.
Chop up the green onions quite finely. You'll want to taste the green onion in each bite, but you don't want to be biting down on large chunks of raw onion.
Add in the chopped, fresh green onions and mix well. You'll want to taste the green onion in each bite, but you don't want to be biting down on large chunks of raw onion. Spoon into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap (you can use a little bit of water to seal it). Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
This onion chip dip is a great base that you can add to make your favorite recipe for the big game day. Here are some variations or add-ons
- Mix in chopped bacon for a bacon green onion dip!
- Add some chopped cooked and pressed for a spinach dip that's packed with veggies.
This green onion dip is THE BOMB. It's creamy, it's cheesy, it's oniony, and it's ready in less than 10 minutes! This green onion dip is a perfect party appetizer or a snack for game day. There are so many ways you serve this dip recipe. You can serve it with crackers, veggies, pita chips, or even cracker toppers. Here are my favorite ways to serve green onion dip:
Crackers: Try serving green onion dip with your favorite types of crackers. You can also use cracker toppers which are great for dipping in party dips like this one.
Veggies: Serve the dip with fresh-cut veggies like carrots, celery, or bell peppers.
Pita Chips: Pita chips are great for dipping! You can serve this dip with various crackers, bagel chips, pita chips, or veggies, like carrot sticks, celery sticks, and sliced bell peppers.
You can also spread some on to of toast, add it to your salad with it or mix it into mashed potatoes—so many possibilities.
Put the leftover sour cream and onion dip in an airtight container. It can be a plastic container or even a Ziploc bag, as long as it's not at risk of opening. You can also use a bowl covered with plastic wrap.
Store the leftover sour cream and onion dip in the refrigerator as soon as possible after serving it. This will keep the ingredients from spoiling.
You can also freeze the leftover sour cream and onion dip, but it won't taste as good once thawed out. Keep the excess sour cream and onion dip refrigerated until you're ready to serve it again.
If you don't plan on serving it again within three days, freeze it instead for later use. Serve chilled. The colder the leftover sour cream and onion dip is when served, the longer its shelf life will be (up to 5 days).
Green onion dip is a type of dip that usually consists of fresh scallions/green onions. French onion dip or California dip contains dry soup mix and sour cream.
This homemade green onion dip will last in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for about one week.
Green onions are a root vegetable, not a bulb. They are an essential part of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Green onions have a grassy taste and are milder than onions or garlic.
Green onion adds a little bit of sweetness to the dish. Green onions can be eaten raw, cooked, or used as a dip or sandwich spread.
Green onions or scallions are onions explicitly grown for their green leaves. On the other hand, Chives have a distinct white flower that extends from the center of their leaves.
You can make your mix for this dip by using adding green onion powder, dehydrated onions, and a few other ingredients. Add this mix to sour cream for a quick dip.
Yes, but I don't recommend making it more than a day ahead of time because the onions can get soggy, and the color of the dip might change.
other green onion recipes
Since I have a regular scallion source, I'm always looking for more green onion recipes. I have been making my green onion powder and dried green onions and leeks pieces to make my dried onion soup mix.
- ¼ cup cream cheese, at room temperature
- ¼ cup of chopped green onions
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 2 tablespoons of green onion powder
- ½ tablespoon of salt to taste
- Chop up the green onions quite finely. You'll want to taste the green onion in each bite, but you don't want to be biting down on large chunks of raw onion.
- Mix the sour cream, softened cream cheese, and dehydrated green onion powder until you get a nice green color.
- Add in the chopped, fresh green onions and mix well.
- Taste and add salt if necessary. Cover and refrigerate dip for at least two hours before serving.
make sure to bring your cream cheese out so it comes to room temperature ahead of time. It'll make it easier to mix in!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 430mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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