Last Updated January 12th, 2022 at 08:08 pm by Lisa
Onion Dip aka California Dip or Sour Cream Dip is the easiest dip ever, with only 2 ingredients! Made in minutes, serve with potato chips and assorted cut veggies.
This is a classic iconic American game day and party food dip, that has earned a respected place in many people's hearts.
Okay, this really isn't a recipe. But, people always ask how to make it at parties...
By the way, this glass chip bowl set was my parents, a wedding gift to them in 1960. I cherish it, and it takes me back to how we ate this dip back in the 70s!
Our family loved this sour cream onion dip, and my Mom served it at many parties. We always used Knudsen sour cream, because my Aunt was a Home Economics spokesperson for Knudsen in the 60's and 70's, and they make the best sour cream.
Mom would serve a bag of Lay's potato chips and celery sticks. Simple, yet divine.
So, what do you need?
- A container of sour cream
2. Lipton dry onion soup mix.
Mix the sour cream and soup mix in a bowl, that's it! You can make it a day ahead, and then give it a stir before serving.
California Onion Dip History
As the story goes, in 1954, two years after Lipton introduced its dry onion soup mix, a now-unknown housewife in Southern California stirred a dry soup packet into a pint of sour cream and made a savory potato chip dip.
Her recipe was reprinted in newspapers countless times, and by the end of the 1950s, it had become a house-party classic, perfectly suited for mid-20th-century America’s new style of informal entertaining on the patio or in the family room.
French onion dip is often served at parties and as a "classic holiday party offering". It has also been described as "an American classic". Try this dip as a spread on hamburgers, sandwiches, tacos, or top a baked potato.
potato chips - plain or ruffled
mini bell peppers
My Other Onion Dip
Homemade French Onion Dip is great to whip up in minutes serve with potato chips. It has real caramelized onions and a deep rich flavor.
More Party Appetizers
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Easy Onion Dip
- 1 package Lipton onion soup mix
- 2 cups Knudsen sour cream (or brand of choice)
- In large bowl, combine onion soup mix and sour cream. Stir to blend.
- Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with dippers like potato chips and cut veggies: celery, carrots, mini bell peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, and cauliflower.
- potato chips -plain or ruffled
- carrot sticks
- celery sticks
- cut broccoli
- cauliflower florets
- sliced cucumbers
- mini bell peppers
- jicama sticks