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Dill Dip for Veggies

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Dill dip for veggies is a classic party dip you can make in 5 minutes or less. Fresh dill or dried dill work equally well in this creamy cold dip that tastes amazing with raw veggies or salty chips.

A bowl of dill dip has a baby carrot dipping in it. Cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs are on the platter behind it.

Smooth and creamy dill dip is one of my all-time favorite cold dips for raw veggies.

You can use either fresh dill or dried dill to season this easy make ahead dip and still enjoy that delicious garden-fresh flavor.

Once the dip has chilled and the flavors have mingled, it will be a huge hit at your next party.

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Why This is the Best Recipe

I love make ahead cold dips for parties but I think this is the best dill dip for veggies because:

  1. Fresh and Flavorful: I love to use fresh dill from my container herb garden when it is in season but dried dill comes really close during the winter.
  2. Pairs Well with Veggies: This is one of my favorite dips for raw veggies, the dill makes everything taste fresh from the garden.
  3. Easy Variations: For years I avoided recipes with mayo in them. If that sounds like you, be sure to check out my easy Greek yogurt and sour cream variations.
  4. Fast & Easy: This whole recipe takes just 5 minutes to prep. You'll have it ready to serve in practically no time.

Ingredients

The ingredients to make a homemade dill dip are on the kitchen counter.

The ingredients to make this easy veggie dip include:

  • Mayonnaise: But don't let this ingredient stop you. If you don't like mayo, I have several easy swaps.
  • Sour Cream
  • Dried Parsley
  • Dried Minced Onion
  • Dill: I prefer fresh dill when I can but dried dill works great in a pinch.
  • Seasoned Salt: Any brand you love will work but I particularly recommend my homemade seasoned salt
  • Sugar

For Serving:

This is a great veggie dip but you could also use it with potato chips. I particularly enjoy:

  • Baby Carrots
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Raw Broccoli Florets
  • Celery Sticks
  • Bell Pepper Slices
  • Sugar Snap Peas

Fresh Dill vs. Dried Dill

Fresh dill is one of the easier herbs to grow in a container herb garden.

I plant one every spring and then always try to use it to make this dip at least once.

The fresh flavor of garden dill makes a huge difference in this dill dip.

HOWEVER, I love the flavor of dill so much, sometimes I get in the mood to have it in the midwinter.

There is NO reason to spend a lot of money on expensive fresh dill at the grocery store when it is in the middle of winter.

Go ahead and use dried dill, when it is more budget-friendly. It will still add loads of flavor to the dip.

Mix the Dip

To make this easy veggie dip, all you need to do is measure the ingredients and add them to a mixing bowl.

Stir them together and chill.

So. Crazy. Easy.

The ingredients have been measured and are in a white bowl with a spoon about to be stirred.

Make Ahead Tips

This dill dip tastes best once it has had a chance to chill in the fridge for at least one hour.

Personally, I think it tastes even better the next day.

You can mix it up as far as 5 days in advance as long as you store it in an airtight container in the fridge.

Variations

If you have an aversion to mayonnaise or you need alternatives for a dietary restriction, you may enjoy one of these easy variations:

  • Sour Cream Dill Dip: Use 2 cups of sour cream, no mayo.
  • Greek Yogurt Dill Dip: Use 2 cups of Green yogurt, no sour cream and no mayo.
  • Sour Cream and Greek Yogurt Dill Dip: Use 1 cup each of sour cream and Greek yogurt, no mayo. *This one is my favorite of the variations because the yogurt adds a bit of tang while the sour cream improves the texture.

Serving Suggestions

A bowl of dill dip has a sprig of dill on the top. The platter has cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, and a sprig of green basil for color.

Dill dip tastes best served cold with crispy, cold raw veggies or salty potato chips.

You could also use it as a spread over grilled fish. It would add something unique to grilled tilapia seasoned with my homemade blackening seasoning.

If you make my seasoned broiled chicken tenderloins, the dill dip would be a tasty sauce for dunking.

You could also make a loaf of my steakhouse brown bread and carve it out to make a bread bowl. Cube the bread for dunking along with the fresh veggies.

Prepared dill dip could even work as a simple salad dressing for a light green lettuce salad or a unique chicken salad dressing.

More Dip Recipes

If you love the fresh garden taste of this dill dip for veggies, you will also love these other cold and creamy dips that work great for veggies, crackers, pita crisps, or chips:

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A bowl of dill dip has a baby carrot dipping in it. Cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs are on the platter behind it.

Dill Dip for Veggies

4.96 from 47 votes
This easy dill dip for veggies or chips is a quick cold dip for serving at your next party. Delicious when paired with fresh baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, raw broccoli, and celery sticks.
TOTAL TIME 5 minutes
PREP TIME 5 minutes
YIELD 2 cups

Ingredients
  

For the Dill Dip:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill or 2 tsp dried dill
  • 1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp sugar

For Serving:

  • Potato chips
  • Raw veggies like baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, celery sticks, bell pepper strips, sugar snap peas, broccoli, etc.

Instructions

  • Add all the dill dip ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir them together until evenly combined.
  • Chill the dip for one hour and serve cold with potato chips or veggies for dunking.

Recipe Notes

Easy Variations:

If you don't prefer mayonnaise or sour cream, you can easily tweak this recipe:
  • All Sour Cream: Use 2 cups of sour cream
  • All Greek Yogurt: Use 2 cups of plain Greek yogurt
  • Half and Half: 1 cup sour cream + 1 cup Greek yogurt
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