An easy sour cream dip recipe great for dipping fresh veggies or potato chips. Just a few simple ingredients that can be found in most kitchens: sour cream, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, thyme, and dill. You probably have all of the ingredients already!
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Quick and Cheap Appetizer
Have you ever found yourself in need of a quick appetizer to take to a family gathering or potluck?
I found myself in this exact position a few weeks ago.
My husband suggested a quick sour cream chip dip. You know the kind that you mix with a seasoning packet from the store?
While they are delicious and convenient, those packets contain ingredients that I typically try to avoid. I started thinking about it and thought I could probably come up with something just as tasty using spices I already had in my pantry. The best part is that it cost me a lot less too!
If you've been around here for a while, you know I am a huge advocate for using what you have instead of buying something new to save money.
You can't get much more simple than these basic ingredients.
Sour cream: I love the Daisy brand because there are no extra additives and weird ingredients.
Salt: I use Redmond real salt, but any fine salt will do. If you are using a different kind of salt, start with a little less and work your way up.
Other seasonings: black pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme, dried dill
How to make the dip
Homemade dip is easier than you may think. You don't need those packets. The process could not be more simple. That's right up my alley because I love a good tasty dip with minimal effort.
1. Add sour cream to your small serving bowl.
2. Sprinkle in your seasonings.
4. Taste and add extra seasonings if you prefer. If it's too salty for you, add a little more sour cream to mellow it out.
5. Serve immediately or allow to chill in the fridge for a day if you would like to make it ahead.
What to dip?
You can truly dip anything that you heart desires. Here are a few of my favorite dippers:
- potato chips
- tortilla chips
- cucumber slices
- carrot sticks
- celery sticks
- bell pepper slices
- oven fries
- topping for a baked potato
How long can you keep sour cream dip in the fridge?
It will taste best served within the first couple of days.
I would only keep it about a week in the fridge.
Make sure to store the dip in an airtight container to keep it as fresh as possible.
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Easy sour cream dip
- 1 cup sour cream I prefer Daisy brand
- ⅜ tsp salt
- ⅜ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp dill dried
- ¼ tsp thyme dried
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- Measure out 1 cup of sour cream into a small serving bowl.
- Add the remainder of the spices.
- Stir together thoroughly.
- Taste and add more seasonings if needed according to your taste. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for later.
- Every salt is a little different. I use Redmond real salt. If your dip seems too salty for your taste, add a little more sour cream. If it doesn't "pop" with a salty flavor, add a little more.
- The dip is best served within the first couple of days but can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for a week.
- Serve with chips, pretzels, pita, or any cut up vegetables.
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