Loaded with fresh dill, this creamy dill dip is the perfect compliment for serving with fresh sliced vegetables or potato chips. Best of all, you only need four ingredients!
What is dill dip?
Dill dip is a popular party dip, and as the name implies, it is heavily flavored with dill. The dip is often purchased from a store along with a vegetable platter for serving, but it can just as easily be made at home. There is no cooking involved, to make the dip simply mix all of the ingredients together.
Ingredients you'll need
- Sour cream & Mayo - An equal portion of each of these creates a light and tangy base.
- Dill weed - I highly recommend fresh dill as it has the best flavor, that is what makes this "fresh" dill dip, after all. Only use the thin leaves on the plant, the stems also have good flavor but they are harder and bring an unwelcomed texture to the dip.
- Celery powder - The flavor of celery perfectly compliments fresh dill. It has an aggressive flavor, so a little goes a long way. If you like a saltier dip, you can use celery salt instead.
Can I substitute dry dill for fresh?
If you are unable to find fresh dill, dried can be substituted instead. You always use more fresh herbs than dried, so use 2 teaspoons of dried dill rather than 2 tablespoons of fresh dill.
Can this be made in advance?
Yes, this is an easy recipe to make a day in advance. The flavors will meld together and there will be no change in texture. Just keep it in a sealed container so it does not soak up off-flavors in your refrigerator.
What to serve with it
- Fresh Vegetables - I particularly like broccoli florets, sugar snap peas, and sliced cucumbers with this dip, but crunchy produce like carrots and radish are also great options.
- Potato chips - There is no reason this can't be enjoyed as a chip dip as well. A salty Ruffle-style potato chip is the perfect option.
How long can this dip be left out?
Since this is a dairy-based dip, you cannot leave it to sit at room temperature all day or you risk food poisoning. The FDA recommends tossing perishable foods that have sat at room temperature for more than two hours. You can extend the life of your dip by using a chilled serving bowl though to keep it cold.
Fresh Dill Dip
- ½ cup mayo
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- ⅛ teaspoon celery powder
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix together.
- The dip can be served immediately or stored in the refrigerator until needed.