Green Onion Dip

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Are you looking for a bold yet fresh crowd-pleasing appetizer dip? Look no further than this easy-to-make green onion dip recipe. With just a handful of ingredients, you can whip up a dip that’s bursting with flavor and perfect for any occasion. 

hand with chip in green onion dip in a bowl on a plate with chips and vegetables.

I don’t know about you, but I often tire of the same dip recipes. While the classics are essential (veggie dip, fruit dip, and corn dip) I like to throw in something unexpected from time to time. 

Inspired by springtime and the green onions popping their little heads out of the ground, I thought a flavorful green onion dip was in order. 

This dip’s simplicity, versatility, and deliciousness make it a crowd-pleaser at any gathering throughout the year. With just a handful of ingredients and easy-to-follow directions, you can whip up a batch in no time.

Now, this is a bold dip. Since it’s loaded with garlic and onions, this might not be a dip you want to make on a first date! If desired, you can dial back the punchy flavor by using less garlic and fewer green onions. Make it the way YOU love it! 

green onion dip in a bowl on a plate with chips and vegetables.

Why You’ll Enjoy This Recipe

  • The taste is amazing. It’s the perfect combination of creamy, bold, and tangy that will leave your guests wanting more. 
  • Versatile recipe. This dip pairs perfectly with a variety of dippable items, from chips and veggies to crackers and breadsticks. Speaking of versatility, I’ve also included a few variations to this recipe if you want to try out some other flavor profiles. 
  • Quick to make. You can have this recipe ready in minutes. It can also be made a day in advance if you’re really pressed for time. 

And if you LOVE dip recipes like I do, this list of my best easy dip recipes is for you!

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Ingredients

To make this green onion dip recipe, you will need a few key ingredients. 

  • sour cream – Serves as the base for the dip. 
  • cream cheese – Adds a creamy texture and tangy flavor.
  • green onion – What’s green onion dip without green onions?
  • fresh parsley – Adds great freshness and color. 
  • garlic – Another layer of flavor to complement the green onion. 
  • lemon juice – Cuts the creaminess and adds a bit of bright flavor. 
  • onion powder – An onion dip deserves more onion! 
  • salt and pepper – For added flavor. 
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How To Make

I will walk you through the process of making this green onion dip. For your convenience, I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Add the cream cheese and sour cream to a bowl. Mix with a hand blender until smooth. 
  2. Add in the green onion, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
mixing green onion dip in a bowl.
  1. Stir to combine. 
  2. You can serve immediately (but I recommend refrigerating for about an hour to let the flavors settle and blend). 
  3. Serve with chips, pretzels, crackers, and/or cut vegetables. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can make this dip up to a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Just be sure to give it a good stir before serving.

Can I substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream?

You betcha! Greek yogurt works well as a substitute for sour cream in this recipe. However, keep in mind that Greek yogurt has a slightly different flavor and will alter the taste of the dip somewhat.

What can I serve with this dip?

I love it with potato chips. However, this green onion dip pairs well with raw vegetables such as carrots, celery, and bell peppers. It also works well with crackers, pita chips, and tortilla chips.

How can I make this dip spicier?

If you prefer a spicier dip, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper or a diced jalapeño pepper. You can also add hot sauce to taste.

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Recipe Variations

Now that you’ve mastered the classic green onion dip recipe, it’s time to switch things up and try some variations. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Bacon and Cheddar Dip: Add cooked and crumbled bacon and grated cheddar cheese to the dip mixture for a savory twist.
  2. Mediterranean Dip: Mix in chopped sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and olives to give your dip a Mediterranean flavor.
  3. Ranch Dip: Mix in a packet of ranch seasoning mix for a tangy, herb-filled dip.
  4. Avocado Dip: Mash an avocado and mix it into the dip for a creamy and delicious avocado twist.
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More Easy Dip Recipes You May Enjoy

I hope you’ll stir up this green onion dip. I think you’ll enjoy it! If you do, please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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green onion dip in a bowl on a plate with chips and vegetables.

Green Onion Dip

Are you looking for a bold yet fresh crowd-pleasing appetizer dip? Look no further than this easy-to-make green onion dip recipe. With just a handful of ingredients, you can whip up a dip that’s bursting with flavor and perfect for any occasion.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chip dip, dip, green onion, vegetable dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 153kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the cream cheese and sour cream to a bowl. Mix with a hand blender until smooth.
  • Add in the green onion, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, onion powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir to combine.
  • You can serve immediately (but I recommend refrigerating for about an hour to let the flavors settle and blend).
  • Serve with chips, pretzels, crackers, and/or cut vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg

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8 Comments

  1. Hey Michael, my first time posting at your site. You knocked this one out of the ball park. How many dips/spreads have I tried over time, only to be feeling “meh” at best??? Well how many stars are there in the sky??? Your recipe sounded so unique that I had to try. So much flavor, and the texture is fantastic. We’ve been eating this for 3 nights in a row, which is very atypical. The texture has remained perfect. Thank you for what you’ve shared.

  2. This was the perfect appetizer for my friends get together. It goes with so many things. My favorite was bell peppers dipped in it. Will make again.