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Scooping garlic onion dip with a savoury snack.
5 from 6 votes

Garlic and Onion Dip Recipe

One of the UK's favourites, this garlic onion dip is good with everything from crisp crudités to a plate of chips.
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time5 mins


  • 1/8 small onion
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp parsley - chopped
  • 120 g sour cream
  • 60 g mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • pepper and salt
  • ½ tsp sugar - optional


  • First, grate or crush the onion and garlic. Chop the parsley and put all the ingredients in a bowl.
    1/8 small onion, 1 small clove garlic, 1 tbsp parsley, 120 g sour cream, 60 g mayonnaise, 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Mix until well combined. Then cover and leave in the fridge for an hour for the flavours to infuse.
  • Taste and if necessary, season with salt and pepper. If you find the dip too acidic, stir in a pinch of sugar to balance it.
    pepper and salt, ½ tsp sugar



Store your dip in an airtight tub in the fridge and eat within 2 days. I don't recommend freezing your garlic onion dip, however.

Hints and tips

  • If you don't like your dips to taste too raw or find them too pungent on the breath, roughly chop up the garlic and onion, pop them in a sieve and then pour a kettle of boiling water over them. Then crush the garlic and onion to a paste in a pestle and mortar or pop into a mini chopper.

  • Roughly dice and freeze leftover raw onion. You can fry it from frozen.

  • Leftovers can be used as pasta sauce. It is especially good with salmon.

• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.1mg