Green Onion Dip

If you’re looking for your new crowd-pleaser, look no further. This Green Onion Dip has our guests returning for seconds, thirds, and even fourths. It’s a creamy, savory, and utterly moreish spread that will start your dinner party with a bang.

A bowl of fresh green onion dip topped with chopped scallions, surrounded by neatly arranged carrot sticks, celery, and crackers on a wooden serving tray.

The dip

  • Sour cream: This is the main ingredient of our green onion dip, giving a smooth texture and a mild tangy taste that’s just right with the green onions. Sour cream comes from fermenting regular cream with special bacteria, which makes it thicker and a bit sour. It’s great for adding a bit of luxury to the dip, making it an excellent choice for spreading on snacks or alongside zesty dishes.
  • Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise helps blend everything in our dip smoothly. It’s made from egg yolks, oil, and a bit of vinegar or lemon juice, creating a soft texture and a light tang. Its simple flavor makes the green onions and other ingredients stand out, making the dip feel richer. We’re using our homemade mayonnaise for this recipe because of its richness, but store-bought mayonnaise will work just fine.
  • Green Onions: Here we come to the heart of the recipe. Green onions, or scallions, have a gentle onion taste and add a nice crunch. We use both the white and green parts, adding a pop of color and a mix of textures. Their fresh flavor brings to mind the freshness of spring and makes our onion dip a classic choice.

A bowl of creamy green onion dip garnished with chopped scallions, surrounded by carrot sticks, celery, crackers, and sliced bread on a rustic wooden board.

  • Garlic: Garlic adds a wonderful depth to our dip. It brings a sense of richness and a subtle earthy note, making the dip more exciting and flavorful without being too overpowering.
  • Salt & pepper: Salt is essential for enhancing all the flavors in the dip. Just a quarter teaspoon is enough to elevate the taste without overwhelming the other ingredients. At the same time, ground black pepper adds a slight warmth and earthy notes, balancing the creaminess of the dip with a hint of spice.
  • Lemon juice: This brings a fresh, zesty brightness to the dip. It cuts through the richness and adds a light, tangy flavor that complements the green onions.
  • Chives: Chives provide a lovely freshness to the dip and add a beautiful, speckled green appearance to the dip.

Add ons

We love to add a little bit of something-something to our recipes, and this one’s no exception - here are our top twists for this delicious dip;

  • Worcestershire sauce: Throw in a dash of Worcestershire sauce for a deeper flavor profile.
  • Cheese-infused: Add a cup of shredded cheddar or blend your favorite cheeses for a gooey, cheesy twist. We recommend crumbling some blue cheese into the mix if you’re looking for something more pungent.
  • Spicy kick: Mix in diced jalapeños or a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to give the dip a spicy edge.
  • Herb delight: Stir in a mix of some more fresh herbs like dill, parsley, or cilantro for a burst of freshness.
  • Bacon bits: Sprinkle in crispy bacon for a smoky, savory dimension.
  • Greek yogurt: Substitute half of the sour cream with Greek yogurt for a tangier and healthier version.
  • Roasted garlic: Use roasted garlic instead of garlic powder for a sweeter, more mellow flavor.
  • Lemon zest: Add the zest of a lemon for a citrusy, refreshing twist.
  • Sun-dried tomato: Incorporate chopped sun-dried tomatoes for sweetness and texture.
  • Avocado: Blend in ripe avocado for a creamy and nutritious variation.
  • Smoked paprika: A pinch of smoked paprika can add a subtle smokiness and vibrant color.
  • Cucumber crunch: Add finely diced cucumber for a refreshing crunch and lighter taste.

A bowl of green onion dip topped with scallion slices, presented on a wooden tray with carrot sticks, celery, crackers, cucumber slices, and whole green onions.

Looking for crowd-pleasers?

We’re always on the look-out for new dishes and flavors, especially when we’re hosting; try out some of our other dips and dinner party go-to’s:

Serve it up

  • Vegetable sticks: Offer an assortment of fresh vegetables like carrot sticks, celery, bell pepper strips, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes.
  • Chips and crackers: Serve with potato chips, tortilla chips, pita chips, bagel chips, or an assortment of crackers for dipping.
  • Bread: Toasted bread, baguettes, or artisanal loaves can be sliced into bite-sized pieces that are perfect for dipping, don’t just take our word for it; try it with our delicious Italian Twist bread recipe.
  • Grilled meats or seafood: Use the dip as a sauce for grilled chicken, steak strips, shrimp, or fish.
  • Fried foods: Onion rings, French fries, or zucchini fries can be dipped into the green onion sauce for added flavor.
  • Stuffed potatoes: A dollop of green onion dip can top off a baked or roasted sweet potato.
  • Sandwich spread: Use it as a flavorful spread on sandwiches or burgers.
  • Cheese platter: Include it in a cheese platter with cheeses and meats.
  • Savory pancakes or fritters: Serve with delicious pancakes, like potato or vegetable fritters.

How long can I store homemade green onion dip?

Store your green onion dip in an an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can I use a different base for the dip instead of sour cream and mayonnaise?

Absolutely! Greek yogurt makes for a fantastic and healthier alternative, adding a lovely tanginess to the dip.

What can I serve with green onion dip?

Serve your green onion dip with vegetable sticks, such as carrots, celery and cucumber for a side of freshness, crackers or bread, sandwich spread or even as a sauce for french fries or onion rings!

Green Onion Dip

This green onion dip is the perfect blend of creamy and savory, with a delightful punch of fresh green onions. It's a quick and easy hit for any gathering!



10 mins

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10 mins

150 kcal

A bowl of creamy green onion dip garnished with finely chopped green onions. The dip is served with a variety of fresh vegetables, including carrot sticks, celery, and whole green onions, as well as a selection of crackers neatly arranged on a wooden board.


  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 bunch green onions

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1-2 tablespoon finely chopped chives

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)


  1. Finely chop the green onions, using both the white and green parts for a fuller flavor.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of sour cream with 1/4 cup of mayonnaise. Stir until the mixture is smooth and well-blended.

  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1-2 tablespoons of finely chopped chives, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper to the sour cream mixture.

  4. Squeeze in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and mix thoroughly. The lemon juice will add a fresh zesty flavor and also help to slightly thin the dip.

  5. If you're including Worcestershire sauce for an extra depth of flavor, stir in 1 teaspoon at this point.

  6. Fold in the chopped green onions, reserving a small amount for garnish if desired.

  7. Taste the dip and adjust seasoning if necessary. Depending on your preference, you may want to add more salt or lemon juice.

  8. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dip for at least 1 hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together. Serve the green onion dip chilled.


  1. Calories 150 kcal | 
  2. Carbohydrate Content 3 g | 
  3. Cholesterol Content 20 mg | 
  4. Fat Content 14 g | 
  5. Fiber Content 0.5 g | 
  6. Protein Content 2 g | 
  7. Serving Size 1 portion | 
  8. Sodium Content 200 mg | 
  9. Sugar Content 2 g | 

About the author

Emma Donin is the culinary maestro behind this blog that serves as a melting pot of global cuisines and gastronomic adventures. Her culinary journey began in her grandmother's kitchen, where she learned the fundamentals of cooking and the importance of using fresh, quality ingredients.

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