Easy Dill Dip Recipe (2024)

by Michelle Dunster

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It's the start of the Victoria Day Long Weekend here in Canada, also known as May Two-Four!

The sun is shining, BBQs are getting loaded with delicious summer food and there's of course party food! What's a party without dip?

No matter what kind of party or get together you might be having, dip with some crispy crunchy chips andveggies is always a welcome guest.

Today, I'm sharing with you my ridiculously easy and delicious dill dip recipe!

One of the great things about being a mom/food blogger is that it's also an awesome excuse to testmyrecipe experiments over and again until they're perfect. And test this I did! I'm just going to be honest – I've been making and testing this dip over and over for the last few weeks, without a party to bring it to! lol

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What is Dill Dip Made of?

For this recipe I used a combination of dried dill weed, dried onion flakes, seasoning salt and parsley all mixed together with a sour cream and mayonnaise base. If you'd like to skip the mayo for a lighter version, you could use some thick plain yogurt instead – which ever you prefer – either will be amazing!

The fresh zippy flavours of the dill make this dip soscrumptious you'll be making it over and over again! 😀

Can you substitute dried dill for fresh?

Yes, you certainly can use fresh dill instead of dried if you have it on hand! If you'd like to substitute keep in mind that about 1 tsp of dried dill is equal to 1 tbsp of fresh dill.

For this recipe I used 1 ½ tbsp of dried dill weed, so that would equal about 4 ½ tbsps of fresh dill weed.

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Dill Dip Recipe Variations

Add some crumbled bacon and diced red onions to the dill dip before serving – this will give it an irresistibly savory crunch!

For an extra zesty flavor, add a few teaspoons of prepared horseradish or garlic powder to the sour cream and mayonnaise mixture. This is great if you're having guests who appreciate bold flavors.

Use Fresh Dill to replace dried dill weed: It's always nice to use fresh ingredients! A quarter cup of fresh dill can be used to substitute the 1 ½tbsp of dried dill (or approximately 3 times more – 4.5 tbsp of fresh dill). Fresh herbs have a a less intense taste than dried herbs, so dried dill boasts a more concentrated flavor than fresh dill, which it acquires through the drying process. This is why you have to use a significantly higher amount of it to capture the same intensity of taste.

Use Fresh Parsley to replace dried parsley flakes: Replace the 1 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes with 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley.

One cup of Greek yogurt can be used to replace the one cup of sour cream as a high nutrient, protein and calcium rich alternative.

What to serve with Dill Dip

This crowd pleaser dip pairs perfectly with so many different things! Here are a few ideas on how to use it:

  • With vegetables such as carrots, celery, red pepper slices, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices
  • Use as a dipping sauce for potato chips, pita chips or crackers
  • Serve alongside grilled meats
  • As a spread for sandwiches
  • Use it as a spread over your toasted burger buns (especially when serving a lamb burger)
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Can I make Dill Dip ahead of time?

Absolutely! One of the great things about this easy dill dip recipe is that you can make it ahead and store it in the refrigerator

How to Store Dill Dip /
How long is Dill Dip good for?

Cover and refrigerate! When preparing to refrigerate dill dip, make sure to cover your serving bowl tightly with plastic wrap so that the dip doesn’t dry out. Or you can use any kind of airtight container. It will last up to four days stored like this. Be sure to stir it before serving, as the flavors may settle into layers over time.

Can I Freeze Dill Dip?

No. Unfortunately, since dill dip is dairy it will not thaw very well. The dill dip would lose flavor and lose its appetizing smooth texture and become chunky when thawed after being frozen.

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  • Author: Michelle Dunster – DishesAndDustBunnies.com
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Cups of dip 1x
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  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 ½tbsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
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  1. Combine all ingredients together and chill for at least 1 hour before serving. For best results chill overnight.
  2. Serve as a dip with chips or with veggies. 😀


If you'd like to make a lighter version of this, you can substitute the mayonnaise for some plain flavoured Greek Yogurt.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
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What is dill dip made of? ›

What is in Dill Dip? Dill dip starts with a simple and classic combination of sour cream and mayonnaise. If you prefer, the sour cream can be swapped out for plain Greek yogurt. Next comes either fresh or dried dill, some dried or fresh parsley, dried minced onion, garlic powder, and just a pinch of salt.

What is dill pickle dip made of? ›

Stir ½–1 cup roughly chopped dill pickles with 8 oz. sour cream (or Greek yogurt), ¼ cup mayonnaise, 1 finely grated garlic clove (or ¼ tsp. garlic powder), finely grated zest of 1 small lemon, and a pinch of kosher salt.

What food goes well with dill dip? ›

What should I serve with dill dip? Veggies: sliced cucumbers, baby carrots, grape tomatoes, sliced radishes, celery sticks, bell pepper, broccoli, or cauliflower. Snack foods: kettle chips, pita chips, sourdough crackers, tortilla chips, or pretzels.

How long does dill dip last in the fridge? ›

How long is dill dip good for? Once prepared, dill dip can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to three to four days.

What makes dill taste like dill? ›

Fresh dill has a grassy herbal flavour with undertones of menthol and anise. The seeds also carry this anise flavour with fresh menthol notes.

What are the two main ingredients to pickle something? ›

The classic ratio is super easy to remember and is easily scale-able depending on how many pickles you're making. It's 100% vinegar, 50% water, 25% sugar and 12.5% kosher salt by weight. So for example, 200g vinegar, 100g water, 50g sugar and 25g kosher salt (again, you can scale this up or down!).

What goes good with a dill pickle? ›

Brats, hot dogs, burgers, and sliders (try our Simple Slider Skewers recipe) Use the brine in fresh baked bread for an extra special rye bread (try our Fresh Baked Caraway Garlic Dill Bread recipe) Cheese boards (learn how to build your own here) Cheddar cheese and herb cheese.

What's the difference between a dill pickle and a Polish dill pickle? ›

Polish dills contain more spices and garlic than either traditional dill pickles or kosher dill pickles. These pickles tend to be peppery and may be flavored with mustard seeds. Their flavor is similar to the kosher dill and they are served in the same way.

What spices complement dill? ›

Dill. A refreshing and slightly sweet taste with a hint of cumin. Dill plays well with many of the other herbs popular in Eastern European and Scandinavian food: Basil, chives, oregano, mint, parsley and tarragon.

What cheese goes with dill? ›

Monterey Jack is paired nicely with dill or oregano, as the strong cheese tastes great with these distinctly flavored herbs. Mozzarella works nicely with both basil and rosemary, but basil and mozzarella are one of the most iconic cheese and herb pairings out there.

What to do with dill before it goes bad? ›

Freezing Whole & Chopped: Wash and dry the leaves then store in bags with as much air removed as possible (you can also lay them in a single layer on a cookie sheet then pack in bags when frozen). Freeze. See a handy tip at the bottom of this page for crushing them quickly, you can also chop them first if you prefer.

Does dill dip go bad? ›

Once the dip container has been opened, we recommend consuming the dip within about 10-14 days for optimum flavor and freshness and follow the “refrigerate after opening” instructions on the label.

How do you know when dill goes bad? ›

If dill is soft, discolored, or smells strange, discard it.

What are the ingredients in Renee's dill dip? ›

Canola Oil, Water, Sour Cream (Milk Ingredients, Modified Corn Starch, Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Locust Bean Gum, Sodium Citrate, Bacterial Culture, Microbial Enzymes), Cultured Buttermilk (Skim Milk, Bacterial Culture), Frozen Yolk (Egg), Sugar, Vinegar, Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Dehydrated Garlic And Onion, Spices And ...

What dip is made from yogurt cucumber and mint? ›

"THIS is how tzatziki should be.

Does Hidden Valley make a dill dip? ›


Savory ranch and the fresh flavor of dill are a match made in heaven, so you know this delicious dip can take any dunkable bite to dreamy new heights.

What does dill taste similar to? ›

Popular across much of Europe, the Middle East and Scandinavia, dill has a distinctive taste which is likened to fennel and celery. Closely related to parsley, its fresh aroma complements fish and seafood dishes particularly well.

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