Dill is one of my favorite herbs to use in the kitchen. I really wish I had planted a lot more of it this year in the herb garden. I went through it pretty quick and now it has gone to seed. But before that happened, I used the heck out of it. I mean, I made this dip ALOT!
Hi, My name is Melissa, and I am addicted to dill dip. I like to make it without anyone knowing I made it and eat it all by myself. Ha...just kidding.... uh maybe? Um yeah...we will go with that!
During the holidays my Mom usually makes a dill dip out of a packaged mix. We all love it, including the kids. It has become a staple at all of our holiday get togethers. So I knew my biggest critic on this dip was going to be my Mom. I know she was a little hesitant that it was going to be as good as what she makes but she was excited to try it. When I made the first batch, yes, I have made many over the last couple of weeks, I saved her a little bowl.
As she took her first bite she was a little quiet. She was inspecting every aspect of flavor in that bite. When she was done her response was "you've done it now!" She LOVED it and said it was spot on. So you all know what that means, it is all on me now.
I love the fact that I can use fresh ingredients without a lot of who knows what to make our family favorite dip. Of course, the fresh aspect during the holiday season will be difficult, but using dried works just as well. I have made it with dry and it is just as good.
The key is to let it sit in the fridge for just a bit to meld the flavors together. I like to use pita chips to scoop it up. I have made them myself and they also sell pre-made pita chips in the cracker aisle. They are really easy to make yourself but in a pinch, store bought works great.
Garden Fresh Dill Dip
1 Cup of sour cream
1 Cup of mayonnaise
1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
4 1/2 Tablespoons of fresh dill, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon of fresh parsley, finely chopped
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until completely combined. Chill for at least an hour and serve with your favorite crackers, chips, or veggies.
**Note the ratio to using fresh herbs versus dried is 1:3 ratio. Dried herbs pack more of a punch than fresh. Example when a recipe calls for 3 teaspoons fresh, use 1 teaspoon of dried.
Here are a few of our other favorite dips:
Weekend Potluck @ The Country Cook
Meal Plan Monday