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Make This {Healthier} Green Onion Dip Recipe for Your Next Gathering

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Made from fresh ingredients, this homemade green onion dip recipe is a healthier stand-in than store-bought flavor packets. Add this easy sour cream dip to your next Superbowl party or holiday appetizer buffet.

This thick and creamy Caesar salad dressing is another favorite for dipping around here!

green onion dip recipe in a blue bowl, garnished with green onions

We all have favorite indulgent food that comes out at certain times of the year. For me? It’s green onion dip. It was on the snack table at every holiday party when I was growing up. The “special” green onion dip recipe we used? Let’s just say it started with a packet that had a long, unpronounceable ingredient list.

This green onion dip recipe starts with sour cream, but instead of the little packet, the flavoring for this homemade dip comes from fresh green onions and spices. (You can make your own sour cream, too, if you have access to fresh milk!)

This recipe is easy to mix up, and honestly, the ingredients are something I generally have on hand. Making green onion dip from scratch is another one of those easy conversions from store bought to homemade.

chopped green onions on wooden cutting board

Related: French Onion Dip: Mix Up Your Own!

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Making green onion dip at home

Does this taste exactly like the little green packet? I’m not gonna lie – it doesn’t. But it’s good. Good enough that my son commented on it being a really good dip — before he knew the backstory of my homemade version. Serve this green onion dip recipe with fresh veggies or homemade potato chips.

green onion dip recipe in a blue bowl, garnished with green onions

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green onion dip recipe in a blue bowl, garnished with green onions

Homemade Green Onion Dip Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Made from fresh ingredients, this green onion dip recipe is a healthier stand in. Add it to your next Superbowl party or holiday fare. 


  1. Finely slice green onions. 
  2. Mix dry ingredients together and sliced green onions together. 
  3. Stir spices into the sour cream; mix well. 
  4. Let dip sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour so the flavors can come together. Serve with your favorite chips or homemade sweet potato chips.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 547mgCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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Originally published December 2017; this post has been updated.


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Kris Bordessa

Kris Bordessa founded Attainable Sustainable as a resource for revitalizing vintage skills. Her book, Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living (National Geographic) offers a collection of projects and recipes to help readers who are working their way to a more fulfilling DIY lifestyle. She's a certified Master Food Preserver and longtime gardener who loves to turn the harvest into pantry staples.

2 comments… add one
  • Stephanie Apr 13, 2020, 2:55 pm

    Yummy! Thanks for this alternative to a soup mix ♥️

  • Michelle Mar 24, 2018, 2:55 pm

    Great for parties and super tasty.

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