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Green Onion Dip

5 from 6 votes
Time: 10 minutes
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This quick and easy Green Onion Dip is fresh, creamy, and has a zippy bite. It goes great with everything from crackers to veggies to meats and cheese. Make this a part of your next get together, tailgating party, or holiday charcuterie board.

If you love cold dips, try my Olive Dip, Fried Pickle Dip, or check out all my party appetizers and dips.

Hand dipping a cracker into Green Onion Dip.

Onion dips are a classic appetizer everyone is drawn to. No matter if it’s a Hot Onion Dip or this cold Green Onion Dip, they really liven things up.

So whether you have friends over to watch the big game, are serving up a huge Christmas charcuterie board, or just snacking while chatting, this Green Onion Dip is the dip you want! It is truly the perfection combination of fresh green onion and cream cheese.

You will love how…

  • There is no baking and no fancy equipment. All you need is a bowl, a whisk, and a little patience as it is in the refrigerator.
  • Whips together in only 10 minutes. Need I say more?
  • Perfect for parties. It feeds up to 10 people, more if you double or triple the recipe.
  • It can be made in advance which means one less thing to do on the day of your party.
  • Better than store-bought onion dips, this homemade one will top all the rest!

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Green Onion Dip Ingredients

This recipe requires only 8 simple, yet flavorful, ingredients. Keep on reading for a few notes and potential substitutions.

  • Cream Cheese: Full fat gives the best flavor and consistency to this dip.
  • Sour Cream: Adds a tangy note to the dip. It can be substituted for plain Greek yogurt if you want to lighten this dip with NO taste difference.
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh from a lemon and never bottled is the way to go. You only need a half lemon.
  • Raw Garlic: Mince the garlic VERY finely (nobody wants a spicy chunk of garlic EEK!) Garlic powder is a good substitute for a more mellow flavor.
  • Parsley: Use fresh parsley and finely chop it. If you need to use dried parsley you can use it.
  • Green Onions: Dice them into small 1/4” pieces. Be sure to use both green and white parts for optimal flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season this dip to your taste preference.
Ingredients needed. Cream cheese, cour cream, green onions, lemon juice, raw garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.

How To Make Green Onion Dip

This is a short summary, below has step by step instructions in the recipe card.

Whip together the cream cheese, sour cream, green olive brine, garlic powder, and black pepper. Fold in the chopped green onions.

Spread your Green Onion Dip into a serving dish or medium sized bowl and top with more green onions.

Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight (I prefer overnight because it tastes even better the next day).

Serve with your favorite dippers. I served mine with fresh veggies and butter crackers.

Storing Information

Green Onion Dip is best stored in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days. Make sure you whip it up a bit before eating (the liquids in dairy can separate from the fats).

Do not freeze this Green Onion Dip, the cream cheese has a weird clumpy texture when it thaws.

Making Ahead of Time

If possible, make this Green Onion Dip the day before you plan on serving it. Doing this allows the flavors to develop as it chills in the refrigerator.

Right before you plan on serving it, whip it well with a whisk, spread into your serving dish or bowl, and top with more chopped green onions. Make this even easier by prepping your dippers the night before too.

Green Onion Dip, vegetables, crackers, plates, and spoon for serving the dip at a party.

What To Serve With Green Onion Dip

This dip is so creamy and fresh that it goes well with nearly anything (I like to add it to my charcuterie board for this reason). Here are a few suggestions:

  • Vegetables- bell peppers, carrots, celery, cucumbers
  • Mini toasted baguette slices
  • Your favorite crackers
  • Various types of chips- kettle chips, tortillas, bagel chips
  • Meat- grilled chicken cubes, sliced smoked sausage, pepperoni
  • Cheese cubes

4 Pro Tips For The BEST Green Onion Dip

  1. The chop makes all the difference- You want the green onions to be in bite sized pieces, and the garlic and parsley minced very, very small. Big chunks of garlic and parsley would overpower the green onion.
  2. Bring the cream cheese and sour cream to room temp. For a smooth and creamy dip, this is a MUST! Room temperature ingredients whip together better and keep your dip from getting lumpy and clumpy.
  3. Take the time to chill. Your Green Onion Dip should be chilled for at least two hours but preferably overnight. This allows the flavors to meld together and develop which makes it even yummier.
  4. Always use full fat cream cheese and full fat sour cream. I beg you, do not do it! Reduced fat cream cheese has a high water content which alters not only the flavor, but the texture of the dip as well.  
Green Onion Dip surrounded by fresh veggies and butter crackers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How many people will this Green Onion Dip serve?

This recipe makes 2 cups (450 grams) of dip which will feed about 10 people (3 to 4 tablespoons each). If you double this recipe it will feed 16 to 20 people and tripling 24 to 28.

Can I use other types of onion?

You could use scallions (basically the same thing as a green onions, just labeled differently) or chives in place of the green onions. You can also do a combination of those onions for even more depth of flavor. I do not recommend using any other type of onions in this recipe.

Is Green Onion Dip healthy?

Green Onion Dip contains cream cheese and sour cream which have a lot of calories and fat. You can lighten this dip without altering the flavor by using plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I think it is up to you to decide whether it is healthy or not. I will say everything in moderation is key and serving it with veggies helps too.

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Hand dipping a cracker into the dip.

Green Onion Dip

Elizabeth Swoish
The best Green Onion Dip ever! It whips together in 10 minutes, has bold flavor, and is perfect for serving at parties. You will love how fresh and creamy it is.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 10
Calories 127 kcal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese - full fat at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sour cream - at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice - half a lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely minced
  • cup fresh parsley - finely minced
  • 1 cup green onions - chopped, plus more for garnishing
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • With a wire whisk or hand mixer, whip together the cream cheese, sour cream, and lemon juice until smooth and fluffy (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  • Add the minced garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper, and whip until well combined (about 1 minute).
  • Fold in the chopped green onions.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  • With a whisk, whip the chilled Green Onion Dip again before spreading into a bowl or serving dish.
  • Top with more green onions and serve with a variety of dippers (recommendations below).



Storing Information:

  • Refrigerated, in an airtight container, up to 4 days. Mix well before eating.
  • Freezing is not recommended.

Dipper Ideas:

  • Vegetables- bell peppers, carrots, celery, cucumbers
  • Mini toasted baguette slices
  • Your favorite crackers
  • Various types of chips- kettle chips, tortillas, bagel chips
  • Meat- grilled chicken cubes, sliced smoked sausage, pepperoni
  • Cheese cubes


  • Sour Cream for plain Greek yogurt.
  • Fresh Parsley for 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes.
  • Raw Garlic for 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • Green Onions for scallions, chives, or a combination of.

Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on October 20th, 2022
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About Elizabeth Swoish

Elizabeth Swoish is the founder and CEO of Entirely Elizabeth. She is a self-taught foodie and mocktail enthusiast with a business degree in data analysis. Read Elizabeth's food journey or connect on your favorite social media channels.

6 thoughts on “Green Onion Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this dip! It’s so light, fresh and delicious; It goes with so many different things. And regardless of how much I make, I never have leftovers!

  2. 5 stars
    I was really pleased with how easy it was to make and how delicious it tasted. The green onion dip was the perfect addition to our party and everyone loved it. I will definitely be making this again.

  3. 5 stars
    Loved how quickly this came together! We had last minute guests come over and end up staying longer than anticipated, so this went down a treat while waiting for dinner to arrive!


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