About Dill Dip
We’re about to dive head first into party season and I already know this dill dip recipe is one of the first snacks I’ll whip up for our guests.
Those that are familiar with this little food blog know that I’m a tad obsessed with dips, and classic recipes like this only strengthen that bond. I love that dips are easy to throw together, usually involve no cooking, and they’re almost always a hit with everyone.
Plus, who doesn’t love it when numerous people come up to you saying, “This dip is amazing!” And you’ll smile and thank them, of course, but in the back of your mind you’re thinking, “Yeah, not bad for five minutes of my time, right?”
If only everything in life had that kind of return on investment.
Another perk is that party foods like this fit all occasions, whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, graduation, birthdays, or any major sporting event.
But then again, I may be a little biased here, because I happen to think that every event is made better by good food. I love my friends, but I adore food just as much, and almost all of my favorite memories involve both of those things.
And with how well this dill dip goes with just about every dipping option (chips, veggies, or bread!) I can already guarantee that this dip will be the centerpiece to more even great memories made this fall.
So whether you’re getting ready to celebrate or just watch the big game, this dip is a great and easy snack food that everyone is bound to enjoy!
How long can you leave out a party dip?
Whenever you serve a dip for your guests to enjoy, you should always keep track of how long it sits at room temperature.
For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature. I recommend preparing this dip with chilled ingredients or serving it chilled, as this should give you more time (about one hour) before the dip reaches room temperature.
So, in total, this dip can be left out for “about” three hours, depending on the start temperature and the temperature of the room. However, be sure to still check the dip every now and then – mayonnaise can be tricky like that.
Once you pass the recommended time, you can cover the dip and place it back in the refrigerator. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.
Can you make this dip in advance?
One of the most common questions I get about party dips is whether or not you can make them in advance. I totally understand why someone would want to do this, as it’s easier to prepare treats for a party the night before than scrambling to get everything done the day of the event.
The good news is that the answer to this question is almost always yes, and that is the case for this dip.
To refrigerate this dip: Add dip to a bowl with a sealable lid. Secure lid and store in the refrigerator for up to two days. When ready to serve, you can set the dip out immediately; there’s no need to let it get to room temperature first. This dip is best served chilled.
Due to the mayonnaize in the recipe, freezing this dip is not recommended.
What can you serve with a savory party dip?
When it comes to party dips, there are so many options for dipping! Feel free to use any (or many!) from the list below:
- Tortilla chips
- Ritz crackers
- Saltine crackers
- Wheat thins
- Mild veggies like cucumbers, squash, zucchini, or celery
notes & tips for this dill dip recipe
- This recipe is written to use dried herbs and spices. This was intentional so that it’d be easy to whip this recipe up without having to worry about your inventory of perishable herbs. However, if you’d like to use fresh herbs, just double the ingredient amount for the dried herbs. For example, if the recipe calls for 1 tbsp dried dill weed, substitute this for 2 tbsp fresh dill weed.
- I recommend serving this dip with chips, but you can also serve it with veggies (such as carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, celery, etc) or even bread (such as cut up pieces of panini bread or bagel). Tailor the dipping options to your guests’ tastes and have a different flavor experience each time!
Other tasty savory dips
Dill Dip Recipe
This easy dill dip goes great with chips, veggies, or bread and can be thrown together in flash. Great for holidays, sports parties, or a movie night!
In a large bowl, add sour cream, mayonnaise, dried minced onion, drilled dill weed, dried parsley, and accent salt. Stir together until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
Serve immediately with chips, veggies, or bread for dipping. Dip can be made in advance and stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to three days.