Vegan Lemon & Chive Dip for Chips

 This super quick, vegan creamy dip is great for dunking chips in, especially if they are spicy.

Vegan lemon chive dip in a green dip bowl

VEGAN LEMON & CHIVE DIP FOR CHIPS


Lemon is so often used as a flavouring in sweet dishes, but it's good in savoury dishes like this vegan lemon & chive dip for chips.

It's a super creamy dip with some tang from the lemon and a soft oniony flavour from the chives.

It's also very quick and easy to make. You can whip this one up in a couple of minutes, then pop it in the fridge until you need it.

I made a small portion for two, but you could easily make a bigger batch.


A bowl of tortilla chips next to a smaller bowl of lemon and chive dip

WHAT KIND OF CHIPS IS THIS DIP GOOD WITH?


Here in the UK when we talk about chips we are usually referring to what Americans call French Fries, although ours are somewhat fatter.

French fries or British chips would both be an excellent pairing with this dip.

What I was really thinking of was tortilla chips, which are also sometimes known as nachos. They are the perfect chip to dunk in this creamy dip.

Any other type of crisps would be good too.


WHAT ELSE CAN YOU SERVE THIS DIP WITH?


This dip is simple but versatile, here are a few more ideas for serving it.

  1. Chips
  2. French Fries
  3. Crisps
  4. Tortilla Chips
  5. Salty Pretzels
  6. Spiced Potato Wedges
  7. Sweet Potato Fries
  8. Sweet Potato Wedges
  9. Burgers (as a topping)
  10. Crunchy Veg
  11. As a coleslaw dressing
  12. As a potato salad dressing
  13. Pizza (for dunking). Try Vegan Sesame Bagel Pizza

Why not serve a dollop of this dip alongside vegan cheese and red pepper filo hand pies?


creamy lemon chive dip mixed in a small measuring jug

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS DIP?


This dip is made with just a few basic ingredients.

  • Vegan mayo
  • Vegan Greek yoghurt (plain would do instead)
  • Lemon juice
  • Chives
  • Salt
  • Pepper

You also need:

  • a knife - to cut the chives
  • a bowl - or jug to mix the dip in
  • a spoon - to mix the dip

That's it! 

Super simple and very little washing up. Result!



lemon

LEMON


It's best to use a fresh lemon for this dip.

You can get away with the bottled stuff for some dishes, but you want the fresh zing in this dip with no unpleasant after taste.

Although it is tempting, don't add any zest to this dip, it will look pretty but it will overpower all the other flavours.

You don't need a whole lemon for this dip, so keep the rest in the fridge for adding to your tea, a smothie or a sauce or stew.



Fresh chives

FRESH CHIVES


I used fresh chives in this dish. 

I usually have some in the garden, but they died back over the winter, so these were added to my grocery shop this week.

You can actually substitute fresh chives with dried in this dish, as long as you make the dip ahead and leave it in the fridge for a while.

This will allow the dried herbs to add flavour to the dip.

You won't need much if you are using dried herbs. Half a teaspoon would be enough.



A tortilla dip scooping up lemon chive dip

SMALL BATCH DIP


This recipe makes a small batch of dip, ideal for one or two people.

It is really easy to scale it up.

Just double or triple the quantities.

It's so quick and easy to make, I just make up a small batch of the dip when I need it.



HOW LONG CAN DIP BE STORED IN THE FRIDGE?



This dip can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

For good hygiene, spoon it into another bowl to use as a dip, don't dip into the container it is stored in and then return it to the fridge for another day.

When you take it from the fridge, give it a stir before serving, just in case it has separated.


CAN THIS DIP BE FROZEN



This dip is not great frozen and can become watery, so I don't recommend freezing it.

It's so quick to make, just make it as you need it or a day or two before and store it in the fridge.

As it's a small batch, you'll probably use it in one sitting anyway.



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Small batch vegan lemon and chive dip for chips

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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN LEMON & CHIVE DIP


Scroll down for step-by-step photos followed by a printable recipe. If you don't have a printer, hit the print button on the recipe card and save as a PDF.


Making Vegan Lemon & Chive Dip - Step 1 - Mayo

STEP 1


Add vegan mayo to a small jug or bowl.


Making Vegan Lemon & Chive Dip - Step 2 - vegan yoghurt

STEP 2


Next add vegan yogurt. I like dairy-free greek yogurt, but you can use plain yogurt.


Making Vegan Lemon & Chive Dip - Step 3 - lemon juice

STEP 3


Next add fresh lemon juice. It has to be fresh and don't be tempted to add zest as it would overpower the other flavours.


Making Vegan Lemon & Chive Dip - Step 4 - season

STEP 4


Now season well with salt and pepper. Don't skip the seasoning.


Making Vegan Lemon & Chive Dip - Step 5 - chives

STEP 5


Next add the chopped fresh chives. 

You may add half a teaspoon of dried herbs instead if you make it ahead and let it sit in the fridge for a while.


Making Vegan Lemon & Chive Dip - Step 6 - mix

STEP 6


Mix well and taste to check the seasoning.

Serve in a dip bowl (or two) and get dunking!

Enjoy!

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Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
Vegan Lemon & Chive Dip for Chips

Vegan Lemon & Chive Dip for Chips

A super quick, vegan creamy dip is great for dunking chips in, especially if they are spicy.
Prep time: 2 MinTotal time: 2 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 2 tbsp vegan plain or greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • a small handful of fresh chives
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Chop the chives finely.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl or jug and mix well.
  3. Taste to check the seasoning.
  4. Serve with chips and enjoy!

Notes:

Don't add any zest to this dip, it will look pretty but it will overpower all the other flavours.

You can actually substitute fresh chives with dried in this dish, as long as you make the dip ahead and leave it in the fridge for a while. Half a teaspoon of dried chives will be enough.

You can make a bigger batch of this dip, by doubling or tripling the recipe.

This dip can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

This dip is not great frozen and can become watery, so I don't recommend freezing it.

Calories

136.76

Fat (grams)

13.68

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.25

Carbs (grams)

6.03

Fiber (grams)

0.13

Net carbs

5.90

Sugar (grams)

2.83

Protein (grams)

0.88

Sodium (milligrams)

258.93

Cholesterol (grams)

0.85

8 comments

  1. I adore this recipe being vegan myself I never have enough recipes to snack on healthy this will really boost the flavors of all my raw veggies and low fat crackers thanks for posting this I love it!

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  2. Ooooh I love the lemon in this! I never thought to combine it with chives before. Genius!

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  3. I can't believe how easy and quickly it is to make something as delicious and healthy as this dip. Perfect!

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    1. Super quick if you want a dip and you don't have to make a big batch

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  4. What an easy zesty dip! Perfect for dunking chips into. Yum!

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