This Sour Cream Dip does not need much of a recipe but it is a great way to use up leftover sour cream.
Sour cream gets sold in biggish tubs and when I buy this to prepare dips for a party, rarely does it get over at one go. It is easy to make sour cream at home by just skimming the cream that you get on top of the milk and then mix into it a bit of yogurt culture so that the cream turns into sour cream. However, I do end up buying a tub, when I’m cooking multiple things for a party and I don’t have the time to make everything from scratch.
That’s how I landed with this tub, after cooking a whole Mexican menu. This dip was a simple mix of sour cream and Pico’s Mango Chilli sauce, if you follow me on Twitter, you know that I am a big fan of this sauce. I use it as a dipping sauce by itself, or mixed into sour cream and even to flavour vodka based cocktails. Goes perfectly well with Absolut India which is a Mango and Pepper flavoured special edition.
Coming back to this Green Sour Cream dip which is a dip / dressing, it is most refreshing for the summer. I wouldn’t call this a super healthy or low cal dressing, because it is not one. But it is surely delicious for the tiny bit of time it takes to get ready and a great match for any vegetables you would want to dip into this or dress up.
Coming up soon is a recipe to put this sour cream dip to use as a fantastic summer salad dressing, so stay tuned!
Sour Cream Dip
- 1 cup coriander finely chopped
- 1/2 cup mint leaves fresh
- 1 - 2 cloves garlic
- 1 green chilli (optional)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- In the small jar or a mixer or a Nutribullet, blend the coriander, mint, garlic and chilli with 2-3 tablespoons of sour cream and olive oil to a fine puree.
- To this add the remaining ingredients and blend until you get a smooth dressing.
- If you want a short cut to this already quick recipe, blend the sour cream with a good tablespoon of a green chutney like this one, et voila, your green sour cream dip is ready!
- As a dip for cruditxe9s or quesadillas
- As a dressing over finely chopped salad vegetables
- As a dip for any appetisers like potato wedges etc.