Want to know how to make your own Green Onion Dip at home?
My recipe for fresh and creamy homemade green onion dip is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients and tastes delicious.
Easy dip recipes are always my go-to when you need a quick but amazing appetizer for game day snacks or your next party. Just add your favourite chips!
Made using fresh ingredients, my green onion dip recipe doesn't use prepackaged onion soup mix and tastes so much better than store bought!
Plus it's easy to adjust to your own needs or taste - make it a little more healthy and calorie conscious by using low fat cream cheese and sour cream or pump up the garlic flavour with extra cloves if you can't get enough garlic.
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Why you will love this green onion dip
- Quick and easy.
- Beats store bought hands down!
What you need to make green onion dip
- fresh green onions - a tall, thin variety of onion which starts out white at the base, changing to dark green and becoming a hollow tube towards the top. With no formed bulb at the root, the whole plant is edible accept for the root at the very base. Also known as scallions or shallots (in Australia).
- cream cheese - I used full fat but you could use light
- sour cream - I used full fat but you could use light
- fresh parsley
- garlic cloves
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- fine salt
*Please see the recipe card below for exact quantities and detailed instructions
How to make green onion dip from scratch
- Heat oil in a small pan, then add sliced green onions and fry until soft and lightly charred.
- Add crushed garlic and fry for 30 seconds then remove everything to a large bowl to cool.
- Place cream cheese and sour cream into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
- Add cream cheese mixture to the bowl with green onions.
- Add chopped fresh parsley and mix to combine.
- Finally add salt and lemon juice to taste and refrigerate until needed.
- To slice the green onions, firstly trim off the roots then bundle them together on your chopping board, square up the ends then slice through them all at once in one cut. I use both white and green parts of the green onions (shallots) in this recipe. Watch them though, because the slices are round they tend to roll!
- Some light char on the green onions is nice, but not on the garlic or it will taste bitter.
- Save yourself another dish to wash and place the cooked green onions into the final serving bowl to cool, then add your remaining ingredients to that bowl.
- Add more fresh herbs like finely chopped chives or some finely chopped basil leaves.
- Substitute garlic powder for the fresh garlic cloves.
- Up the onion flavour by adding some onion powder.
- For a little bit of a spicy kick stir in some cayenne pepper.
What does green onion dip go with
- potato chips
- sliced veggies such as carrot and celery sticks, bell pepper (capsicums)
- bagel chips
- dollop onto jacket baked potatoes
- pita chips
- sweet potato chips or wedges
- a sandwich spread in place of mayonnaise
- Slice the top off a large round loaf of bread and pull out the center to create a hollow bread "bowl". Serve the green onion dip inside the loaf with the bread chunks on the side for dipping.
- Serve this sour cream and onion dip in halved bell peppers (capsicums) on a grazing board platter.
- A great dipping sauce for crispy smashed potatoes.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, but you can also eat all of it (except for the roots).
Nothing - they are the same vegetable called by different names in different regions.
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Green Onion Dip (With Video)
- 250 g cream cheese slightly softened
- 250 g sour cream
- 1½ cups sliced green onions (shallots) (approx 6-7) reserve a few slices for garnish
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ cup parsley finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic crushed/minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon fine salt
Watch me make this recipe
- Heat oil in a small frypan, then add sliced green onions and fry until soft and lightly charred.1½ cups sliced green onions (shallots)2 teaspoon olive oil
- Add crushed garlic and continue to fry for 30 seconds then remove to a large bowl to cool.2 cloves garlic
- Place cream cheese and sour cream into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, then add to the bowl with the green onions.250 g cream cheese250 g sour cream
- Add chopped fresh parsley and mix to combine.½ cup parsley
- Add lemon juice and salt.1 teaspoon lemon juice¼ teaspoon fine salt
- Keep dip in an airtight container (or covered in plastic wrap) in the refrigerator until ready to use. Garnish with additional sliced green onions for serving if you like.
- To easily slice the green onions, firstly trim off the root ends then bundle them together on your chopping board, line up the ends then slice through them all at once in one cut. I use both the white and green parts of the green onions (shallots) in this recipe. Watch them though, because the little slices are round they tend to roll!
- Some light char on the green onions is good, but not on the garlic or it will taste bitter.
- Save yourself another dish to wash and place the cooked green onions into your final serving bowl to cool, then add your remaining ingredients to that bowl.