Green Onion Dip Mix

Green Onion Dip Mix
Green Onion Dip Mix. Photo courtesy of Lisa Herman
  • Prep Time
    5 min
  • Cook Time
    360 min
  • Total Time
    365 min
  • Yield
    1 cup of green onion dip

Save money by making your own green onion dip mix. Many people like the flavor and convenience of Wise Green Onion Dip Mix. Reader, Lisa Herman, shared this recipe that you can make at home in batches to use as a dry mix. Then when you're ready for the party, you have a mix you can quickly turn into a dip.

The advantage of making your own green onion dip mix is that you will know all of the ingredients. You can use green onions from your own garden or from a trusted organic farm. You can buy them in season or use the green tops from your onions rather than having them go to waste.

Equipment Needed to Make Green Onion Dip Mix

  • Food dehydrator or oven
  • Grinder: You can use a spice grinder, coffee grinder, mortar and pestle, or rolling pin.
  • Plastic bags or jar

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon green onion powder (see below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules or vegetable bouillon granules if you prefer a vegetarian version

Preparation

To Make Green Onion Powder

  • You can dry whole green onions or just the green tops from your larger onions grown in your garden.
  • Dry green onions in a dehydrator or an oven at 145 degrees for six hours.
  • When the onions are done, use a spice/coffee grinder to powder them or put them in a sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to powder them. You can choose how finely you want to grind them.

To Make Green Onion Mix

You can prepare your green onion mix and package it in plastic bags in the right amount to make one cup of dip. Combine 1/2 teaspoon green onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon bouillon granules. Label it and store in a baggie or container until ready to use. It should keep at room temperature for a year or more.

You could also scale up the proportions and make a batch. Keep it in a jar or plastic container, and label it to use two teaspoons per cup of sour cream to make a dip. The proportions would be 2:1:4. For example, in a jar you could combine 1/2 cup green onion powder, 1/4 cup garlic powder, 1 cup bouillon.

To Make Green Onion Dip: Combine the mix with one cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt, and refrigerate for one hour or so.

Lisa says: I came up with this recipe because my husband and I love green onion dip, and I was tired of paying for the mixes. Since I always grow onions in the summer, this is a good way to use my green tops.