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June 21, 2023

Dill Dip

Dill dip is a great reason to eat veggies (or an entire package of club crackers). This zesty classic is brimming with fresh dill, onion and garlic, and is the perfect creamy dip for any occasion.

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homemade dill dip in a bowl on a serving platter surrounded by celery, carrots and crackers for dipping
Photography by Gayle McLeod

Our Best Dill Dip Recipe With Fresh Dill

Fresh dill makes this dip more than just another dip on a table full of tasty side dishes. And fresh dill isn’t just for Homemade Pickles! It’s so fresh and full of grassy citrus notes, and the most delicious when stirred into a mayo and sour cream base. If you’re planning on taking this to a cookout, check out our 30 Best Summer Side Dishes for more great ideas.

olive oil, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, fresh dill, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper in bowls

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Ingredients You’ll Need For Homemade Dill Dip

  • Mayonnaise – What all good dips are made of! A classic store-bought brand will work, or you can try your hand at making your own Homemade Mayonnaise.

  • Sour cream– Adds a tangy bite, like in our Blue Cheese Dressing. If you’re looking to make a healthy dill dip, you can substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream.

  • Fresh and dried garlic – Double down on the garlic goodness.

  • Onion powder – Onion powder is made from dehydrated onion, making it more concentrated than fresh onion.

  • Olive oil – The olive oil helps add more brightness. You can read all about olive oil in our Pantry Essentials: The TMP Guide to Cooking Oils.

  • Lemon juice – A creamy dip always benefits from a little acidic balance, and a boost from lemons is just what this herby dip needs!

olive oil, mayo, sour cream, garlic, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon juice, salt & pepper being mixed in a bowl

How to Make Homemade Dill Dip

  • Put everything in a medium bowl–the olive oil, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

  • Mix everything together until homogeneous and smooth. We like a nice silicone spatula for the job.

dill dip made with olive oil, mayo, sour cream, garlic, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon juice, salt & pepper

How to Store Tips Fresh Dill Dip

  • We don’t recommend freezing dill dip. Mayonnaise tends to break after it’s been frozen and the texture won’t be the same. Any leftover dill dip should be stored in an airtight container and consumed within a week of making it.

  • About that mayonnaise! If you’re planning on taking this to a backyard party, it’s safest that this dip be left out for only a couple of hours. Best to keep it out of direct sunlight from a food safety perspective!

  • If you love the flavor of dill, feel free to add more to your liking!

  • And if you don’t have any fresh dill on hand, you can use dried dill. Recipes using fresh herbs require double the amount of dried herbs, so just reduce the amount of dill by half (about 1 tablespoon dried dill or to taste).

homemade dill dip in a bowl on a serving platter surrounded by celery, carrots and crackers for dipping

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Dill Dip

  • Serves: 8
  • Yields: 1½ cups
  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  0 min

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Method

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until smooth. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Note: If you love the flavor of dill, feel free to add more to your liking!

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories199
  • Protein1 g
  • Carbohydrates2 g
  • Total Fat20 g
  • Dietary Fiber0 g
  • Cholesterol26 mg
  • sodium326 mg
  • Total Sugars2 g

Dill Dip

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  • Patrick

    Delicious! More flavorful than expected (and I expected it to be flavorful). I served it alongside a purchased onion dip and this was preferred by everyone at the gathering. The next day my wife said that it was her favorite item from the meal that night. "If my vegetables tasted like that all the time, I'd eat more vegetables." We will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing.

    YAY! Thanks Patrick, we are so happy you loved it!

  • Jenn

    Couldn't be quicker to whip this up and it's awesome. Will definitely be serving this often!

    Thanks Jenn, so happy you loved it!