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Cool and delicious sour cream and chive dip: perfect for scooping with fresh, crunchy veg.
5 from 6 votes

Sour Cream and Chive Dip Recipe

Cool, creamy and delicious, this classic dip is the perfect foil to salty and spicy snacks, with robust Eastern European dishes or with spicy Mexican food.
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time5 mins


  • 120 g sour cream
  • 60 g mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp chives - chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp garlic powder - optional


  • Put all the ingredients together in a bowl.
    120 g sour cream, 60 g mayonnaise, 3 tbsp chives, 1 tsp lemon juice, ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Mix until well combined. Do this with a spoon or fork. Don't use a blender, as this harms the texture.
  • Leave in the fridge for at least an hour. The flavours will infuse and the dip will thicken slightly.


Keep this dip in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 2 days. Not suitable for freezing.
Hints and tips
  • Don't be tempted to use a blender. It can spoil the texture of the dip, preventing it from thickening nicely in the fridge, and it will spoil your neatly snipped chives. It doesn't save any effort and creates extra washing up!
  • If you find that the sour cream has separated in the pot, pour off any liquid before preparing your dip.
  • A little extra time in the fridge helps the texture.
  • Leftovers can be used as pasta sauce. It is very 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: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.1mg