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This classic Vegetable Dip recipe is creamy, perfectly seasoned with dried parsley and chives, and topped with a hint of heat from hot pepper sauce. With its silky texture and incredible flavor, this veggie dip is irresistible.

a bowl of vegetable dip garnished with chopped parsley on a platter with vegetables for dipping.

Even better, this recipe is SUPER quick and easy and is made with simple ingredients. It’s an effortless crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack to provide for a holiday gathering.

Dips are always a guaranteed-to-be-devoured contribution to a holiday feast or special occasion. Just add veggies and other foods for dipping, and you have yourself a hit! 

Check out some of my other tasty dip recipes, like my Caramelized Onion Dip, Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip, Layered Taco Dip, Cheesy Shrimp Dip, or Blue Cheese Bacon Dip — YUM!

ingredients for vegetable dip on a table.

Key ingredients & substitutions for Veggie Dip

  • Sour cream | Sour cream is part of the creamy base for this veggie dip. Use full-fat sour cream for the best flavor. However, you may use light sour cream as a healthier alternative.
  • Mayonnaise | The other half of the base of this delicious dip is silky mayonnaise. Use light mayonnaise if you’re looking for a healthier way to make this recipe. 
  • Salt | A pinch of salt seasons the dip and compliments the savory notes.
  • Seasonings | Dried parsley and chives are all this recipe needs to create a fresh and herby flavor.
  • Worcestershire sauce | Add a little more depth and richness to the vegetable dip with Worcestershire sauce.
  • Hot pepper sauce | Finally, kick up the heat with a dash of hot pepper sauce. If you prefer your veggie dip without spice, omit the hot pepper sauce.

How to make the Best Vegetable Dip

Believe it or not, this recipe only takes a minute or less to prepare! Then you’ll chill the dip for some time and serve it with your favorite dippers!

mayonnaise and sour cream in a bowl with a spatula.

STEP 1 | Combine ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, and mayonnaise.

spices added to a bowl of mayo and sour cream for vegetable dip.

Then add in the measured amounts of salt, chives, parsley, and sauces. Stir with a spatula until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

tips

  • Use high-quality ingredients for the best flavor.
  • This vegetable dip recipe keeps in the refrigerator for up to five days. In fact, the longer the ingredients meld together, the better this flavorful dip is! 
  • Avoid freezing the dip for long-term storage. The dairy ingredients will freeze poorly.
adding a teaspoon of seasoned salt to ingredients for vegetable dip in a bowl.

Finally, cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least a few hours to allow all the ingredients to meld nicely together.

stirring together ingredients for vegetable dip with a rubber spatula.

If you want to allow the dip to chill for 24 hours, store it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge overnight.

Refrigerating the vegetable dip lets the ingredients marinate and blend, producing the fullest flavor.

a bowl of vegetable dip surrounded by cucumbers, bell peppers, and broccoli on a tray.

STEP 2 | Arrange the veggie tray

That’s it! Now, all you need to do is arrange the tray of veggies, chips, and crackers and serve the vegetable dip cold. 

STEP 3 | Serve!

This recipe yields 1 1/3 cups, which is plenty to serve a decent-sized crowd. 

This tasty vegetable dip recipe is an excellent way to get kids to eat raw veggies. If your picky kiddos still hesitate to dig into this delicious recipe, add even more enticing ingredients, like shredded mozzarella and freshly cooked bacon bits.

Frequently asked questions

What should you serve with this veggie dip recipe?

Of course, the best foods to serve with veggie dip are carrot sticks, celery, cauliflower, bell peppers, cucumber slices, broccoli florets, and many more fresh vegetables. However, just because it’s called “veggie dip” doesn’t mean you can only serve it with vegetables. This creamy and herbaceous dip is excellent for serving with potato chips, pita bread, crackers, and pretzels.

Get extra creative and spread the vegetable dip on a turkey or ham and cheese sandwich.

How can you set up a vegetable tray to look professional and intentional?

While you can always just pile the veggies onto the tray, a little strategy and intention can go a long way. For a stunning display, try fanning out the layers of veggies circling around the dip bowl in the center. Furthermore, choose dipping foods of various colors for a vibrant and eye-catching presentation.

Take it to the next level by pouring your veggie dip into a hollowed-out cabbage bowl!

Can you use fresh herbs for the vegetable dip?

Absolutely! If you’d like to use fresh chives and parsley for the veggie dip, be sure to mince them finely, so the flavor mixes with the creamy bases. Adjust the measurement so that the flavors are balanced—you need only a third of fresh herbs to dry herbs.

What other ingredients can you add to this veggie dip recipe?

Make this recipe your own by adding in some of your favorite ingredients. For instance, try sprinkling in some bacon bits, chopped jalapenos, fresh minced garlic cloves, bell peppers, grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese, or cooked or fresh spinach leaves.

a hand holding broccoli dipped in vegetable dip.

Serving suggestions

Complete the spread by serving this vegetable dip and veggies with more crow-pleasing favorites, like:

Behind the recipe: Creamy Vegetable Dip

Historically speaking, raw veggies have never been something put out as an appetizer. Nowadays, platters of vegetables are referred to as “forage boards” or “garden charcuterie”.

Refined chefs, prefer to call them crudites — and they are always served with a dip. A vegetable platter is an excellent alternative to salads and works so well for those watching their diets, gluten-free individuals, and vegetarians.

So while this particular appetizer and dip are rather new in history, I am thinking they are here to stay!

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a bowl of vegetable dip garnished with chopped parsley on a platter with vegetables for dipping.

Vegetable Dip

This classic Vegetable Dip recipe is creamy, perfectly seasoned with dried parsley and chives, and topped with hot pepper sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 drops hot pepper sauce

Instructions
 

  • Stir together all ingredients and chill.
  • Serve with vegetables or chips.
  • Yield: 1 1/3 cups dip

Notes

  • Use high-quality ingredients for the best flavor.
  • This vegetable dip recipe keeps in the refrigerator for up to five days. In fact, the longer the ingredients meld together, the better this flavorful dip is! 
  • Avoid freezing the dip for long-term storage. The dairy ingredients will freeze poorly.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 289mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword chives, dip, sour cream, Vegetables
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About Sheila Thigpen

Recipe Developer, Food Photographer, Food Writer

Sheila Thigpen is the publisher of Life, Love, and Good Food — a Southern food blog — and the author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook. After 20+ years in the publishing industry, she retired in 2018 to focus on her own creative endeavors full time. She and her husband live near the beautiful Smoky Mountains and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. As an influencer, Sheila has collaborated with brands like Creamette, Kroger, HERSHEY’S, Hamilton Beach, Garafalo Pasta, OXO, Smithfield, Valley Fig Growers, and more.

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