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Different Party Dips: Olive, Pesto, Onion, Feta

Last Modified: 05/28/10
First Published: 05/28/10
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To make a few different party dips and serve either with old fashioned potato chips or crisp vegetable crudites is a great way to get a party going, or brighten up a regular weeknight. It's rather unnecessary to buy prepacked lemondip mixes when it's so easy to make yourself. These party dips are quite interesting and certainly different from your regular onion dip mix. Of course you could experiment and come up with other combinations, mix it up a bit and make something unique and suitable to your family's preferences. In the meantime though, try these different flavoring options: they are quite delicious and would be a nice treat to serve whether for guests, friends or family.

Dip Base
¾ cup sour cream
¾ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt & pepper


Mix everything well. Preferably cover the bowl with plastic and let rest in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

Different flavoring options:

¼ cup black olives (preferably Kalamata), pitted & chopped
2 tablespoons rinsed capers
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced

Basic Sun Dried Tomatoes
2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
¼ cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped fine

4 cloves roasted garlic
½ cup pesto

Caramelized Onion & Garlic

2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup caramelized onions, chopped fine

Feta & Lemon

1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon lemon zest
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon fresh mint or basil, minced