Grab the veggies and chips because you won’t be able to stop eating this 3 ingredient creamy Pesto Dip made with sour cream! Served cold, it’s perfect for parties, backyard BBQs, or simply watching tv on the couch.
Sometimes I wish I could eat dip as a main course for dinner.
It’s funny I love to bake, yet my snack craving is bigger than my sweet tooth.
Maybe because I almost always have access to desserts, but I purposely don’t buy snacks because I’ll eat them all in one day.
I eat normal snacks like salt and vinegar chips, nachos, and pretzels; unusual snacks like wasabi pea crisps and pickle popcorn; and just plain weird snacks like nori crackers (aka dried seaweed and yes, I love it).
I’m definitely a snacky snack kind of girl.
The only thing that can make chips even better is dip. When I’m at parties and I spy dip (especially buffalo chicken dip), either you better get your dip before me or stand back while I take the whole thing.
Since I had a bounty of basil, I thought this Pesto Dip was in order with its use of fresh herbs.
I love homemade basil pesto so much, I made a double batch for this pesto dip recipe then spread the leftovers on my morning bagel for breakfast.
So much better than blueberry jam if you ask me.
You can certainly serve your pesto as a dip by mixing it into sour cream. That means this creamy pesto dip doesn’t require any cooking for those hot summer days.
It’s no cook, made with 3 ingredients, and super easy to make.
Can’t get much better than that!
Ingredients For Pesto Dip
This pesto dip is SO easy to make, you only need 3 ingredients:
- Pesto: Although making homemade pesto is best, you can also buy a jar to help save time.
- Sour cream: I will always recommend full-fat sour cream, but because you’re mixing ingredients together and not baking it, you can also use low-fat.
- Lemon juice: The acidity will cut through the cream and brighten the flavor, making your dip even more addicting.
The basic formula for pesto is fresh herbs, toasted nuts, cheese, garlic, and olive oil.
The most common is basil pesto with toasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, but you can certainly change it up with what you have on hand. Don’t have pine nuts? Use walnuts!
How To Make Pesto Dip
This pesto sour cream dip is incredibly easy to make.
In fact, it’s SO easy all you do is mix together your pesto, sour cream, and lemon juice.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld then enjoy!
What To Dip In Pesto
Not sure what to serve with your pesto dip?
More Pesto Recipes
Still have leftover pesto to use? Here are more pesto recipes you can make:
- 1/3 cup basil pesto (homemade or store bought)
- 1 cup full-fat sour cream, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- In a large bowl, mix together the pesto, sour cream, and lemon juice. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.