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Fresh Herb Cream Cheese Dip

Fresh Herb Cream Cheese Dip is the perfect dip to pair with just about anything! Quick and easy to make and full of fresh herbs, try it with your favorite chips, crackers, or raw veggies.

cracker in a bowl of cream cheese dip

Cream Cheese Dip

There are lots of dips out there that you can make for your gathering but my favorite one is a light and creamy dip that goes with everything!

This cream cheese spread reminds me of the store bought version you find in the cheese section but BETTER!

It’s light, creamy, and full of fresh herbs that are the perfect compliment to so many things.

I like a few baby carrots with mine but your favorite crackers or tortilla chips will work just fine too!

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Ingredients Needed

Cream Cheese – You can use the full fat, reduced fat, or fat free cream cheese versions. Just be sure to soften or bring it to room temperature before mixing to avoid clumps.

Mayo – Use your favorite brand of mayo. Mine is Duke’s!

Sour Cream – You can substitute plain Greek yogurt for this if you like.

Herbs – Fresh herbs like parsley and dill, are always best, but if you are in a pinch or don’t have any you can use dried herbs. Just use about half the amount as they will have a stronger flavor.

Pantry Staples – Garlic, green onions, lemon zest, lemon pepper seasoning.

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How to make Cream Cheese Dip

First: Add the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo to a large bowl. Mix to combine.

Second: Add the seasonings, lemon zest, green onions, garlic, and herbs. Mix to combine. Season with salt and black pepper if needed.

Third: Chill until ready to serve. I like to let mine cool for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to mix and the dip to thicken slightly.

Fourth: Serve with your favorite crackers and veggies for a great snack!

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

bowl of cream cheese dip

How long is it good for?

This dip will last a few days in the refrigerator if covered tightly. Just stir before serving.

Can I make it in advance?

Yes you can! The longer it sits the more the flavors enhance! I like to make this a day or two ahead of time and just give it a good stir before serving.

platter of veggies and cream cheese dip

How long can this dip sit out?

Because of the dairy products in the recipe, I wouldn’t recommend having it at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

Can I freeze it?

I do not recommend freezing this dip. It will separate and the herbs will brown.

vegetable platter with dip

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Try reduced or fat free cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo. You can also substitute yogurt for the sour cream!
  • Use fresh herbs for this dip for the best flavor. Only use dried in a pinch.
  • Turn this into a salad dressing by thinning out with milk to the desired consistency.
  • If you like other herbs, try a little fresh oregano or cilantro too.
  • Use leftover fresh herbs to make these green herb chicken wings.
  • Spread this as a bottom layer on an easy bruschetta recipe!

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This delicious herb and garlic cream cheese dip recipe is perfect for an afternoon snack, a small gathering of friends and family, game day or as a dip on a large vegetable platter!

dip in a black bowl

Herb Cream Cheese Dip

Fresh Herb Cream Cheese Dip is the perfect dip to pair with just about anything! Quick and easy to make and full of fresh herbs, try it with your favorite chips, crackers, or raw veggies.
4.73 from 22 votes
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Course: Savory Dips and Spreads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic minced fine
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix the cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream in a medium sized bowl.
  • Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix completely.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Enjoy with vegetables, crackers, and chips.

Notes

  • Try reduced or fat free cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo. You can also substitute yogurt for the sour cream!
  • Use fresh herbs for this dip for the best flavor. Only use dried in a pinch.
  • Turn this into a salad dressing by thinning out with milk to the desired consistency.
  • If you like other herbs, try a little fresh oregano or cilantro too.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 603IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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Recipe Rating




Carla Ingraham

Monday 23rd of January 2023

This dip is easy to make! It's best to make in advance. I use it on sandwiches, too!

Ashley Marie Lecker

Saturday 7th of August 2021

I just love garlic and dill in just about anything- this dip looks incredible!

Amy (Savory Moments)

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

I love using fresh herbs in the summer. This dip looks so creamy and flavorful and is perfect for a veggie tray!

Rebecca

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

This dip was fantastic! I love how versatile it is! I loved eating with some fresh veggies right from the garden!

Amy Nash

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Wow this dip looks good! I bet it would be fantastic spread on sandwiches too. Definitely making this one ASAP.