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Green Onion Dip is a welcome component of any snack or appetizer spread. Simple to make, and vibrantly flavorful, this creamy dip requires just a few everyday ingredients and 10 minutes of your time. A blend of crisp green onions, tangy sour cream, fresh garlic, and a lively hint of lemon, it’s ideal for spontaneous gatherings or a casual evening at home.

Green Onion Dip served in a white ceramic bowl with potato chips and photographed from the top.

The beauty of this dip recipe lies in its simplicity and adaptability. Serve it alongside potato chips at a game day gathering, or with an assortment of raw vegetables for a healthier option at a weekend brunch. Its fresh and alluring flavors fit seamlessly into any festive culinary context.

Ingredients You Need to Make Green Onion Dip

Green Onion Dip Ingredients on a white marble board.
  • Green Onions: Look for fresh green onions (or spring onions) with firm stalks and vibrant color.
  • Sour Cream: Opt for full-fat sour cream for the creamiest texture.
  • Garlic: Select fresh, plump garlic cloves that are firm to the touch.
  • Fresh Parsley: Choose bright green, flat leaf parsley (Italian parsley) without any signs of wilting.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Use freshly squeezed juice from ripe lemons.
  • Fine Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Recipe Tips

  • Chilling Time: For the best flavor, cover and refrigerate the dip for at least an hour before serving to allow the ingredient flavors to meld together.
  • Adjusting Seasoning: Taste the dip and adjust the salt and pepper to suit your taste. Keep in mind what you’ll be serving it with when adding salt.
  • Serving Options: While potato chips and raw vegetables are classic choices, feel free to explore other dippers like pretzels or pita bread.
Dipping a potato chip into Green Onion Dip served in a white ceramic bowl.

Recipe Options

  • If you’re looking for a lighter option, substitute the full-fat sour cream with a low-fat version or use Greek yogurt. For a thicker, tangier version use cream cheese or American-style Neufchâtel cheese.
  • For those who enjoy a bit of spicy kick, add a dash of hot sauce or a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.
  • If you don’t like parsley, substitute with fresh chives or dill for a different herbal note.
  • For a stronger onion flavor, add onion powder along with the fresh onions.
  • For a vegan twist on the recipe, replace the sour cream with a plant-based alternative like coconut or cashew cream.

How to Store

Store any leftover Green Onion Dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for up to 3 days. If any separation occurs, just give it a good stir before serving. I don’t recommend freezing this dip, as it may alter the texture.

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Recipe Video

Green Onion Dip

Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Calories: 79
Servings: 12 people
Make this creamy, vibrant dip in just 10 minutes for an ideal addition to any snack spread or casual gathering.


  • 6 green onions
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or more to taste


  • Slice the green onion tops crosswise into thin rounds and mince the white parts (bottoms and bulbs).
  • Add sour cream to a medium bowl and add remaining dip ingredients (green onions, garlic, parsley and lemon juice, salt and pepper); stir until well combined. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and/or pepper as desired. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or up to 3 days. Serve with potato chips and/or raw vegetables for dipping.


  1. If serving with salty potato chips, keep this in mind when adding salt to the dip.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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