Spicy Green Onion Dip

bowl of green onion dip next to a bowl of chips and a beer.

5 from 3 reviews

Spicy Green Onion Dip is simple to whip up for your next gathering, and is sure to please those that like a little spice!


  • 16 ozs sour cream — low fat recommended
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ cup green onions (also known as scallion), finely chopped
  • tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ⅓ tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • chips and/or raw vegetables for serving.


  1. Combine all the ingredients from sour cream through cumin in a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in the cayenne, making sure that it is thoroughly combined and spread throughout the dip. If you want to moderate the spice level, you could start by adding 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne and tasting the spice levels, then add a bit more if you want to kick up the spice.
  3. Serve the dip with potato chips for dipping, and make sure people have a drink ready when they start eating it!


  • I recommend low fat sour cream to keep the calories down a bit. The flavor really comes from the garlic and spices, so I really don’t notice the difference using low fat sour cream.
  • You can skip the cilantro if you don’t have it handy. I’ve made it without it a number of times, but if you like cilantro it is a nice addition. Adds some bright flavors to the dish.
  • I usually serve the dish with potato chips but you could use raw veggies for a healthier options.
  • Nutrition info is for the dip alone, doesn’t include the chips.

Keywords: appetizers, dips, green onion dip, spicy apps

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