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!
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Table of Contents
- About Dill Dip
- How long can you leave out a party dip?
- Can you make this dip in advance?
- How long is dill dip good for?
- Can you freeze dill dip?
- What can you serve with a savory party dip?
- Notes & tips for this easy dill dip recipe
- Other tasty savory dips
- How to make vegetable dill dip
- Recipe Details
About Dill Dip
No matter the time or occasion, dill dip is a classic dip that goes perfectly with mild veggies to salty foods, making it a must-make for any appetizer spread.
Plus, who doesn’t love that dips are easy to throw together, involve no cooking, and are a tried-and-true classic that everyone will love?
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, too.
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.
How long is dill dip good for?
Once prepared, dill dip can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to three to four days.
Can you freeze dill dip?
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately, I can’t recommend freezing this dill pickle dip. The reason for this is that the dip contains mayonnaise, which is an emulsion. Emulsions are known to break down during the freezing process, leaving you with a sauce that’s completely unrecognizable (and let’s be real, probably not very appetizing) from its original creamy form.
So here’s the deal: if you can, try to enjoy this dip within a week of making it. That way, you’ll be able to savor its fresh and tangy flavor without worrying about any texture issues. Trust me, this dip is so delicious that it won’t last long anyway!
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:
- Chips! Any type of mild or original flavored chips.
- Ritz crackers
- Wheat Thins
- Mild veggies like cucumbers, squash, zucchini, or celery
- Roasted bread
Notes & tips for this easy dill dip recipe
- This recipe uses dried herbs and spices so it’s easy to whip this recipe up on a whim. However, if you’d like to use fresh herbs instead, just use double the amount of fresh herbs in place of the dried herbs. For example, if the recipe calls for one tablespoon dried dill weed, substitute this for two tablespoons fresh dill weed.
Other tasty savory dips
How to make vegetable dill dip
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – In a large mixing bowl, add sour cream, mayonnaise, dried minced onion, dried dill weed, dried parsley, and accent salt.
Step 2 – Use a whisk or spatula to thoroughly mix all of the ingredients.
Step 3 – Serve immediately with chips or veggies for dipping!
Dill Dip Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons minced dried onion
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, plus more for garnish (optional)
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon accent salt
- chips, veggies, or bread for dipping
- 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.1 1/2 cups sour cream, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons minced dried onion, 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon accent salt
- Serve immediately with chips, veggies, or bread for dipping.chips, veggies, or bread for dipping
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.