Enjoy this delightful and easy-to-make garlic and herb dip made with mayo and sour cream. This recipe can be used in many ways and goes perfectly with crusty French bread or roasted vegetables.
Loaded with Flavor
Garlic and Mayo Dip incorporates various ingredients, like shallots, garlic, and a blend of cheeses, to make a savory dip that will make your taste buds stand up and take notice.
This garlicky goodness isn’t just for bread or crackers; it can transform any meal into a gourmet dish. Use dip leftovers as a topping, a spread, or a marinade for an unexpected flavor twist on your favorite meals.
- small heads of raw garlic
- sour cream
- real mayonnaise
- mozzarella cheese
- grated parmesan cheese
- dry minced chives, dry parsley, kosher salt, and black pepper
- crusty bread for serving
How to make Cheesy Garlic and Herb Veggie Dip
- Cut the top off of each shallot and discard. Cut the tops off of the head of garlic and discard.
- Place shallots on a piece of aluminum foil. Wrap the sides up slightly to create a bowl-like shape.
- Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Wrap a piece of foil around the garlic and shallots to completely cover them.
- Roast in a 375-degree oven for 1 hour. When cooking is complete, remove from oven and let cool completely before preparing dip.
- Squeeze the shallots and entire bulb of garlic into a mixing bowl, discarding the skins.
- Use a fork to mash into a smooth pulp.
- Mix well with sour cream, mayonnaise, cheese, and spices. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight to allow flavors to mingle.
- When ready to serve, remove from the refrigerator and serve with crusty bread.
Perfect Partners: What to Dip in Your Garlic Mayo Dip
Crusty Bread for Dipping Whether it’s a French baguette or a rustic Italian loaf, fresh bread’s hearty flavors complement the dip’s creaminess perfectly.
Fresh Vegetables Bell peppers, carrots, celery, or cucumber sticks—your veggie platter got much more exciting with intense garlic flavor.
Grilled Meats Impress your guests at your next BBQ by serving this dip as a side. It pairs well with chicken, steak, or even grilled veggies.
Creative Variations on the Classic Garlic Mayo Dip
Spicy Garlic Mayo Dip Add a bit of hot sauce, cayenne pepper, or crushed red pepper flakes to give this classic dip a spicy kick.
Greek Garlic Mayo Dip Substitute the sour cream and mayonnaise with Greek yogurt for a healthier, tangier version of the dip.
Cheesy Bacon Garlic Mayo Dip: add some crispy, crumbled bacon and extra cheese to the basic recipe.
Commonly Asked Questions
Can I Make the Garlic and Herb Dip in Advance?
Absolutely! This dip tastes even better when made ahead, allowing the delicious flavors to meld together.
Can I Use Different Types of Cheese?
Yes, you can mix and match the cheeses to your liking. Add cheddar, gouda, or blue cheese for a new flavor profile.
How Long Does the Dip Last in the Fridge?
If stored in an airtight container, this roasted garlic dip should stay fresh for up to one week in the refrigerator.
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