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This Easy Vegetable Dip Recipe comes together in seconds! Serve in a bread bowl with your favorite vegetables for a quick, easy, and healthy snack, appetizer, or side dish. Perfect for Memorial Day and all summer BBQs.

Vegetable dip in a bread bowl surrounded by veggies

Quick & Easy Veggie Dip Recipe

Today we’re borrowing a recipe straight from my mom’s recipe box. (Literally, as you can see in the photo!) This veggie dip was always on the table at my mom’s parties and, honestly, it was the easiest way for her to get me to eat my vegetables as a kid. Just dip a carrot in a generous serving of this tangy, creamy goodness and suddenly I was a fan!

This vegetable dip definitely compares to any you’d find in the store – except you know EXACTLY what’s in it and can adjust the seasonings to taste. It’s just as easy as buying a dip at the store too, as it takes just seconds to whip this up. (I do recommend giving it an hour to chill before serving, though!)

Since this was often served for a large crowd, this recipe does make quite a bit – 3 cups of dip, to be exact. However, if you’re making it for just a handful of people (or yourself), you can easily make a smaller amount by halving all of the ingredients. It’s also so quick and easy that it’s perfect for pulling together in a pinch or when I’m running out of time. Plus it adds a usually much-needed pop of color to the side dish table!

A hand-written recipe card in front of carrots and celery

Dip Ingredients

Here are the most important ingredients in this savory dip.

  • Sour cream – Full-fat sour cream adds a tang to the vegetable dip that balances the creaminess of the mayonnaise. You can also use Greek yogurt for a healthier version.
  • Mayonnaise – I used regular mayonnaise but light mayo will also work. I would avoid substituting Miracle Whip.
  • Vinegar – A combination of white wine vinegar and apple cider vinegar offers tangy undertones to the dip.
  • Worcestershire sauce – Just a splash of Worcestershire sauce greatly enhances the flavor.
  • Seasonings – The seasonings are what really create the best flavor. I used a combination of ground mustard, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

How to Make Vegetable Dip

This homemade veggie dip could not be easier to make – one of the many reasons it appears so frequently at gatherings!

  1. Combine ingredients. Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Chill. Transfer to an airtight container and chill for at least one hour (up to 24 hours) prior to serving.
Overhead view of a bread bowl with veggie dip surrounded by veggies

How to Make A Bread Bowl

My favorite way to serve this dip is in a bread bowl. All you need is a round loaf of your favorite bread, whether it’s white bread, sourdough, rye, or something special like pumpernickel.

Hollow out the center of the bowl and fill it with the dip. I do recommend doing this just before serving, as it will eventually get soggy. Then I cut up the center of the bread to use as dippers.

Overhead view of a veggie plate with a bread bowl of dip in the center

Can I Make A Lighter Version?

You can make a few easy swaps to transform this into a lighter, healthier veggie dip.

First, swap the full-fat sour cream for plain Greek yogurt. It will keep the tang and creaminess while reducing calories and adding some protein.

You can also swap the mayonnaise out for your favorite light mayonnaise, which may affect the taste some depending on the brand but should still be creamy and delicious.

A hand dipping broccoli into veggie dip

What to Serve with Vegetable Dip

This dip is great served with…well…vegetables! That’s what it was made for after all. Of course, you don’t have to stop there – anything you’d normally dip into a savory dip works well here.

A few of my favorite dippers include:

  • Broccoli & cauliflower florets
  • Carrot sticks
  • Sliced bell pepper (all colors!)
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Sourdough bread
  • Salty crackers
  • Pretzels

As I mentioned, I usually serve this in a bread bowl and then add all of the veggies around it but you can just as easily serve it in any bowl or serving dish.

A hand holding a piece of broccoli dipped in vegetable dip

How Long Will This Last?

Vegetable dip will keep well for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. While it can be stored longer, you might find it can get watery after a few days. Usually, if you give it a good mix, it’ll go back to the original texture or you can just drain off the water and stir before serving.

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Overhead view of a veggie plate with a bread bowl of dip in the center

Vegetable Dip

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Chill Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups

Description

This Easy Vegetable Dip Recipe comes together in seconds! Serve in a bread bowl with your favorite vegetables for a quick, easy, and healthy snack, appetizer, or side dish. Perfect for Memorial Day and all summer BBQs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk together to combine well.
  2. For best results, refrigerate for at least one hour and up to 24 hours prior to serving. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  • Leftover veggies can be packed up and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator as well.  
Nutrition Information:
1/4 cup
291
1 g
340.7 mg
31.3 g
1.6 g
0.1 g
1 g
26.7 mg
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: veggie dip, savory dip, sour cream veggie dip

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