Delicious Garlic Dip Recipe Perfect for Parties

– “Welcome to my kitchen, where I will be sharing with you my love for British cuisine through this Garlic Dip recipe. This is an easy-to-make and delicious recipe that will satisfy you and your guests’ taste buds. As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I guarantee you that nothing beats the aroma of fresh garlic that will fill your kitchen as you prepare this dip.

– I have always loved the versatility of dips, and this one is definitely in my top favorites list. Whether served alongside chips or used as a sauce for your roasted meats, it adds a burst of flavour to any dish. In this recipe, we combine the creaminess of sour cream and cream cheese with the zing of minced garlic and a blend of herbs to create the perfect balance of flavour.

– This garlic dip recipe is perfect for different occasions, whether it’s a weekend barbecue or a game night with friends. Plus, it’s vegetarian-friendly, so even vegans can indulge in its rich flavours. With simple ingredients that can be easily found in any grocery store and easy-to-follow steps, making this dip has never been easier.

– Get ready to unleash your inner chef and impress your family or guests with this creamy herb garlic dip recipe. Once you try it, it will quickly become a staple at all your gatherings. So roll up your sleeves, grab your measuring cups and let’s get started on making the best homemade garlic dip!”

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Garlic Dip (British)
Garlic Dip (British)

Are you looking for the perfect dip to serve at your next party or get-together? Look no further than this garlic dip recipe! This dip is creamy, herbaceous, and oh-so-delicious.

Firstly, one of the best things about this recipe is that it is incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of effort, you can have a homemade garlic dip that will impress even your pickiest guests. You can whip up this dip in no time and have it ready to go for any occasion.

Secondly, the flavor of this garlic dip is truly out of this world. The creamy base perfectly complements the boldness of the garlic and herb flavors. The addition of lemon juice adds a tangy dimension, while Dijon mustard adds depth and complexity. If you’re feeling bold, you can even add some black garlic for an even deeper flavor profile.

Thirdly, this garlic dip can be customized to your liking. If you prefer a stronger garlic flavor, simply adjust the amount of garlic used in the recipe. If you’re looking for a vegan option or want to cut back on calories, you can easily substitute sour cream and cream cheese with plain Greek yogurt or vegan alternatives.

Lastly, this garlic dip pairs well with so many different foods. It’s perfect for dipping chips or veggies into or serving alongside pizza or kebabs as an alternative to traditional sauces. The options are endless!

Trust me when I say that you won’t regret giving this garlic dip recipe a try. It’s simple to make, packed full of flavor, and versatile enough to go with almost anything. Your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 An irresistible, creamy dip packed full of garlic goodness!
An irresistible, creamy dip packed full of garlic goodness!

Before starting the recipe, make sure to have all the dip ingredients ready with you. Here are the ingredients required to make the best homemade garlic dip:

Main Ingredients

  • Sour cream (1 ½ cup or 360g)
  • Cream cheese, softened (1/2 cup or 120g)
  • Garlic clove, finely minced or grated (1-2 cloves, depending on preference)
  • Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon juice (1 tsp)

Garlic Herb Dip Ingredients

  • Fresh herb of choice (such as thyme or rosemary), finely chopped (1 tbsp)
  • Dried herb of choice (such as oregano or basil) 1 tsp

Lebanese Garlic Sauce or Toum Ingredients

  • Canola oil or vegetable oil (3/4 cup or 180 ml)
  • Lemon juice (3 tbsp)
  • Garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped (1 small clove)

Creamy Herb Garlic Dip Ingredients

  • Plain Greek yogurt, full fat (1/2 cup or 120g)
  • White vinegar (1 tbsp)
  • Fresh herb of choice (such as parsley or dill), finely minced (1 tbsp)
  • Garlic, grated (1 garlic clove)

Whether you prefer a classic garlic dip, a garlic herb dip or something more out-of-the-box like Lebanese garlic sauce or Toum, these dips are perfect for any occasion. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also experiment with your own variations and combinations of flavors.

The Recipe How-To

Now that we’ve covered the ingredient list, it’s time for the fun part – making the Garlic Dip. Follow these easy steps to whip up a bowl of this delicious dip in no time!

🍴 Step-by-Step Instructions
🔪 Step 1: Prepare the Garlic

Peel and finely chop 3 garlic cloves. In a small pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the chopped garlic and cook until fragrant and softened, about 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to burn it!

🥣 Step 2: Mix the Dip Ingredients

In a medium mixing bowl, combine 8 ounces of cream cheese, ¾ cup of sour cream, and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Mix well until smooth.

Then add in the cooked garlic along with its oil along with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of lemon pepper, and 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano. Stir to combine all ingredients.

🧂 Step 3: Taste and Adjust

Take a quick taste test to see if you would like any extra acidity, saltiness or some heat. Consider adding:

  • 1/4 tsp more salt
  • 2 teaspoons more lemon juice
  • A splash of hot sauce for some heat.

If you choose to add anything else – stir everything together until fully combined then take another taste test.

💥 Step 4: Chill Before Serving

Cover your mixing bowl with cling film, and chill for a minimum of one hour or better yet overnight so that flavors meld together.

🍤 Step 5: Serving and Pairing Garlic Dip

One great pairing for this dip is with nice crunchy cucumbers or carrots. Alternatively serve alongside some tortilla chips, raw veggies or crackers. You can even use it as a spread on a sandwich or to add some richness to your steamed or roasted vegetables or fish.

With these super easy instructions, you can now make yourself the best homemade Garlic Dip in your own kitchen. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 One taste of this British garlic dip will have you coming back for more!
One taste of this British garlic dip will have you coming back for more!

As an experienced chef, I know that sometimes you may not have all the ingredients on hand for a recipe. Thankfully, with this British Garlic Dip recipe, there’s room for substitutions and variations without compromising the taste.

If you’re looking to make this dip vegan-friendly, simply swap out the sour cream and cream cheese for vegan substitutes such as cashew cream or tofu. You can also try using plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for a tangy alternative.

For those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergies, you can use lactose-free or dairy-free sour cream and cream cheese. Additionally, you can add a splash of almond milk to thin out the dip and create a creamy texture.

Are you looking to add some heat to your Garlic Dip? Try folding in freshly chopped green garlic or a teaspoon of spicy Dijon mustard to give it that extra zing. You can also try adding some roasted garlic along with other herbs like oregano or lemon pepper for a different flavor profile.

Another variation is making a butter sauce with garlic dipping sauce by adding melted butter and olive oil – an excellent option if you plan on using it as a dipping sauce for bread or pizza.

Whether it be for dietary restrictions or to switch things up, these substitutions and variations will keep your Garlic Dip intriguing every time you make it. So don’t be afraid to experiment with what you have on hand!

Serving and Pairing

When it comes to serving and pairing, there is no better way to enjoy the savory taste of garlic dip than with some delicious chips. You can choose your favorite variety, such as classic potato chips, tortilla, or even pita chips. Whatever chips you choose, the creamy and herbaceous taste of the dip will perfectly complement the salty crunchiness of the chips.

If you are feeling more ambitious, garlic dip pairs well with a variety of other snacks such as veggie sticks, crackers, and pretzels. The dip also works wonderfully as a spread on sandwiches and wraps for an extra burst of flavor.

For a perfect pairing, I recommend pairing this garlic dip with some roasted chicken or grilled meats. The tangy flavor and creamy texture will balance out the flavors of the meat, making for a satisfying meal.

If you’re looking to go all out, try using this dip as a sauce for your homemade pizza or use it to top your burger for an elevated fast food experience. Its versatility is boundless!

It can even be used as a dipping sauce in Lebanese cuisine (known as Toum), served alongside Bagna Cauda (a traditional Italian hot dip), or added onto meals at kebab shops.

Overall, garlic dip is an incredibly versatile sauce that can be paired with many different foods. Try pairing it with your favorite snacks and meals to elevate their flavor profile with this creamy and herbaceous homemade dip recipe.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfectly paired with crunchy veggies or crisps, this dip is a must-try!
Perfectly paired with crunchy veggies or crisps, this dip is a must-try!

Now, if you’re looking for a dip recipe that’s perfect to prepare ahead of time, then you’re in the right place. This garlic dip can be made up to two days in advance and stored in the fridge. Simply take it out of the fridge 30 minutes before serving and stir it well to fluff it up.

This garlic dip also makes for a delicious leftover snack. You can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Just keep in mind that once it’s been refrigerated, the texture may become slightly firmer than when freshly made.

To reheat this dip, simply pour the desired amount into a small saucepan or microwave-safe dish and heat on low until warm. Be sure to stir occasionally so your garlic dip heats evenly. You can also reheat individual portions in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until heated through.

One thing that’s great about this dip recipe is that it doesn’t use mayonnaise, which can become grainy and separated when chilled or reheated. Instead, the creamy base is made with sour cream and cream cheese, which keeps it smooth and creamy even after being stored and reheated.

Overall, this garlic dip is a perfect make-ahead option for parties and get-togethers. It’s easy to store, reheat, and will still be just as delicious as when it was first made!

Tips for Perfect Results

When it comes to making a garlic dip, there are a few things that can make the difference between good and great. Here are some tips for getting the most flavor out of your garlic dip:

1. Use fresh ingredients: Fresh garlic and herbs will give your dip a bold, vibrant flavor that canned or dried equivalents simply can’t match. Don’t be afraid to splurge on good-quality olive oil, too; it’s one of the main components of your dip, so its taste matters.

2. Roast your garlic: Roasting garlic brings out its natural sweetness and mutes its sharpness. Instead of doing a raw garlic rub, roasting it into cloves mix brings more aroma into the recipe.

3. Adjust the consistency: You may find that you need to tinker with the ratios of sour cream or cream cheese to get your desired consistency.

4. Don’t overmix: Overmixing your ingredients can cause your dip to turn watery or break apart. Mix only until everything is combined; then stop.

5. Let it chill: Like many dips, garlic dip improves in flavor when allowed to sit for at least an hour before serving.

6. Experiment with different herbs: While some recipes call for parsley, oregano or chive, feel free to try other dried herbs like rosemary or thyme if you want something different.

7. Pair it well: A well-prepared garlic dip will bring out the flavors in everything from chips and veggies to grilled meat and roasted vegetables.

8. Store correctly: If you’re making a large batch of dip, store the leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week or freeze in-store for future use.

By following these guidelines, you’ll be sure to have the best homemade garlic dip recipe possible!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this garlic dip recipe is the perfect addition to any food lover’s recipe box. With its creamy texture and robust flavor, it is sure to please even the most discerning palate. The ingredients are simple and readily available, making it easy to prepare at any time.

Whether you are looking for an appetizer for a weekend gathering, a unique dipping sauce for pizza, or a condiment for kebabs, this garlic dip recipe has got you covered. It can also be customized with variations and substitutions to suit your taste preferences.

So what are you waiting for? Try out this garlic dip recipe and experience the magic of homemade garlic sauce. Your taste buds will thank you!

Garlic Dip (British)

Garlic Dip (British) Recipe

Garlic dip of a different kind!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine British
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Christmas, Easy, European, Fruit, Grains, Inexpensive, Low Protein, No-Cook, Potluck, Refrigerator, Scottish, Spicy, St. Patrick's Day, Very Low Carbs, Welsh
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 ounces, approximately.
Calories 214.7kcal


  • 6 -8 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 4 ounces vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper or lemon pepper


  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic, mustard, and egg yolks and stir until well blended.
  • Combine the vegetable and olive oils and slowly add the oils, a drop at a time at first, beating constantly.
  • As the mixture begins to thicken, add oil a little faster and beat until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Serve with pita bread or potato skins.


Serving: 25g | Calories: 214.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.9g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 23.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 33.2mg | Sodium: 24.7mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g

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