A delicious and healthy dill dip that pairs great with veggies!
I love eating raw veggies! It's one of my favorite healthy snacks and sometimes I like to pair it with a delicious, homemade dip that's nutritious and doesn't have all the junk that the ready-made, store bought dips do. Dips can be a great way to get kids to try veggies that they may not be crazy about (it's the only way I can get my daughter to try raw bell peppers!)
I often have veggies and dip as an appetizer when I have people over to my house especially when I'm trying to include some healthier, low-carb options for folks. I will also put these out for my husband and daughter sometimes when I'm still cooking dinner and they're starting to get hungry. That way, they don't start rummaging through the cabinet for snacks.
Healthy Dill Dip
For the ingredients, I always do my best to find the highest quality and will go with organic versions, wherever possible. Sometimes these versions can be pretty expensive or not as available, so I just do my best :)
1 cup sour cream
½ cup avocado-oil mayo (I like the Primal Kitchen brand)
1 tbsp dried dill
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tbsp lemon juice, optional
Mix all the ingredients together except the lemon juice.
Try the dip to see if you like it as is. The lemon juice will give it a tangy bite which I love but some people don't. If you feel like it needs a kick, add the lemon juice and mix well.
Refrigerate the dip and let the flavors meld together while you chop up some veggies, about 15 minutes.
I always include the lemon juice because I love a tangy dip, but you'll definitely want to adjust based on your preferences here. I usually pair this dip with chopped carrots, broccoli, snap peas, celery or cauliflower. It would probably pair well with chips as well - I haven't tried this myself since I don't usually eat chips but I don't see any reason why it couldn't be a chip dip!
If you try this recipe, please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!