The weather has been so nice recently that I have been craving some warmer weather snacks. I have really enjoyed having a couple of crackers with some sweet chilli dip at the end of the day (sometimes with a glass of wine!). It got me thinking about making my own dip. I had some sour cream in the fridge and chives in the garden so I figured that it wouldn’t be too hard to make my own sour cream and chive dip.
Sour cream and chive would have to be a classic dip flavour. The best thing about classic dips like sour cream and chive is that they appeal to people of all ages. Often it is hard to get kids to try a dip that has ‘strange stuff’ in it! The kids in my family would run a mile rather than try a dip that had spinach or artichoke in it! But because they love sour cream and chive chips they also love the same flavour in a dip.
So this recipe is definitely going to be a hit at family parties and BBQ’s this summer!
I found a really easy looking Sour Cream and Chives Dip recipe on the Food.com website. I have modified the recipe just slightly because the first time I made it the taste wasn’t quite right. It seemed to be missing something. I did a bit of looking around online and saw some other sour cream and chive dip recipes included mayonnaise. So I decided to add a small amount of mayonnaise to mine.
Wow that really did the trick; now I have an awesome dip recipe that the whole family loves and it is so easy to make. All you have to do is put the ingredients into a small bowl and give them a mix –you can’t get any easier than that can you!
I used light sour cream and fat free mayonnaise so this sour cream and chive dip is a tasty snack that you don’t have to feel guilty about! We have enjoyed it with crackers, vegetable sticks, and it is really nice spread on some fresh bread. I could eat this stuff all day if you let me 🙂
- 5 tablespoons of sour cream
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons of chopped fresh chives
- 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and serve!