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Easy Green Onion Dip

Green Onion Dip is deliciously fresh and creamy, made with both cream cheese and sour cream with green onions, lemon juice and parsley. It’s an amazing dip that goes with just about anything, but we love it with our favorite chips, crackers, and raw vegetables.

A small white bowl on a worktop filled with green onion dip garnished with parsley with a chip being lifted in mid-air that has some dip on it.

Try this quick and simple, fresh herb-filled snack at your next barbecue, on game day, or at your 4th of July party!

Green Onion Dip

Green Onion Dip is one of my favorite sides to potato chips and chopped veggies like carrots and bell peppers. While the classic store bought packets are great, since discovering this recipe, the two don’t even compare.

This recipe is fresh and so creamy, the tangy lemon juice compliments the bold green onion and parsley so well, you will want to make a double batch!

Definitely a classic crowd-pleaser dip that is great for any occasion. Take just 5 minutes to whip it together, plus a bit of chill time to settle the flavors together, and it’s ready to serve.

It’s a great recipe to have on hand for last-minute party prep and it’ll go with just about anything else you have on your table spread. Feel free to customize this green onion chip dip by adding some heat to it with cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce, it is so versatile in flavor.

We love this dip all year round from super bowl to game day to Thanksgiving, it’s one of those recipes we make again and again! Try it with these Cheesy Fries with Bacon or Crispy Popcorn Shrimp for an amazing appetizer or snack.

Why this recipe is awesome

  • Quick and Easy – ready in 35 minutes
  • Simple Ingredients – made with easily sourced ingredients
  • Incredible Flavor – creamy, fresh onion and herbs with a subtle citrus element
  • Perfect for a Crowd – make a double or triple batch easily if needed
Worktop with small balls filled with ingredients including: Cream Cheese
Sour Cream
Green Onions
Parsley
Lemon Juice
Garlic
Salt and Pepper

Ingredients Needed

Cream Cheese – Use full fat, reduced fat, or fat-free. To prevent clumps, soften or bring it to room temperature before blending.

Sour Cream –  Or use plain Greek yogurt for this if you like.

Green Onions – AKA Scallions. If you can choose your own fresh green onions at a vegetable stall go for thinner ones if you prefer a milder taste or thicker ones for a more bold flavor.

Parsley – I always prefer to use fresh herbs, but you can substitute for dried ones if you need to, just use half the amount.

Lemon Juice – Freshly squeezed lemon juice is best.

Pantry Staples – Garlic, salt, and pepper.

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How to make Green Onion Dip with Sour Cream

FIRST: Combine cream cheese and sour cream until well mixed.

SECOND: Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

THIRD: Garnish with additional sliced green onions or parsley.

FOURTH: Chill for at least 30 minutes and serve with veggies and chips.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Top view of a large glass bowl on a worktop filled with green onion dip with a spoon in it surrounded by lemon, green onion, and fresh parsley.

How long does it last?

Countertop: Try to only leave the dip out on the counter for a maximum of 2 hours at a time as it is full of dairy. If the party might last longer, only put out half and then refill the container when it’s empty.

Refrigerator: Place in an airtight container or cover tightly in plastic wrap for up to 7 days. Stir before serving again.

Can you freeze Green Onion Dip?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing this dip as dairy tends to separate if frozen, and the herbs will turn brown!

Top view of a small white bowl on a worktop filled with green onion dip garnished with parsley with a chip being lifted in mid-air that has some dip on it.

Are Green Onions and Scallions the same thing?

To put it shortly, yes. The difference between green onions and scallions is simply how they have been labeled in the store. However, spring onions are different in that their bulbs are bigger than those of green onions, yet you can switch them out in recipes that call for either of them.

What does Green Onion Dip go with?

Green Onion Dip goes with just about anything! We love it with chips, crackers, and chopped vegetables as a sharing snack, but you can also use it as a condiment for a salad, as a topping for tacos, or to make that sandwich extra delicious.

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • You can serve this dip straight away, but it is best served after cooling in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 2 hours to let the flavors set.
  • Put some heat into your green onion dip by adding finely chopped jalapenos, a dash of your favorite hot sauce, or some cayenne pepper!
  • You can blend the mixture in your food processor for a smooth green onion dip without bits.
  • Use a non-dairy yogurt instead of the sour cream and cream cheese for a dairy-free dip.

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Top view of a small white bowl on a worktop filled with green onion dip garnished with parsley with a chip being lifted in mid-air that has some dip on it. There is a textbox at the top saying "Green Onion Dip".

Try this green onion dip recipe at your next party, or try it with your favorite sharing snacks on game day! It’s a good dip to have on hand!

A small white bowl on a worktop filled with green onion dip garnished with parsley with a chip being lifted in mid-air that has some dip on it.

Green Onion Dip

Yield: 2½ Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Green Onion Dip is deliciously fresh and creamy, made with both cream cheese and sour cream with green onions, lemon juice and parsley. It's an amazing dip that goes with just about anything, but we love it with our favorite chips, crackers, and raw vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 green onions (sliced fine)
  • ¼ cup parsley (chopped fine)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced fine)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

    1. Combine cream cheese and sour cream until well mixed.
    2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
    3. Garnish with additional sliced green onions or parsley.
    4. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
    5. Serve with veggies and chips.

Notes

  • You can serve this dip straight away, but it is best served after cooling in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 2 hours to let the flavors set.
  • Put some heat into your green onion dip by adding finely chopped jalapenos, a dash of your favorite hot sauce, or some cayenne pepper!
  • You can blend the mixture in your food processor for a smooth green onion dip without bits.
  • Use a non-dairy yogurt instead of the sour cream and cream cheese for a dairy-free dip.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 233mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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