Looking for an crowd-pleasing appetizer idea? You'll love this delicious Beau Monde Dip! This yummy recipe is creamy, quick and easy to make, and impossible to resist ... perfect for your next party or for an afternoon snack!
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Searching for a signature dip recipe that everyone will beg your to bring to parties? Then you need to try this mouthwatering Beau Monde Dip!
When I was growing up, Beau Monde Seasoning was a favorite spice blend in my house. My family used this savory spice mixture in everything from snacks to main dishes. It's still a great way to add a little something special to recipes, and this flavorful dip is one of the best ways to use it!
You are going to LOVE this classic recipe! It uses simple, easy to find ingredients, and the resulting dip is super creamy with a wonderful herby flavor that's totally irresistible. I recommend making a double batch, because it will run out!
Best of all, this easy, foolproof recipe takes minutes to mix up, making it perfect for parties and last minute get togethers! And it tastes even better if you make it in advance (ideal for no stress entertaining).
Ready to start dipping? Then keep reading for all the delicious details!
This classic Dill Dip recipe is one that your mother or grandmother might have brought to a party back in the day! But it's worth keeping around, because the flavor is so scrumptious! Here's what you'll need to make it:
- Beau Monde - The dip's not so secret ingredient is this classic seasoning blend! It's made with a combination of celery seed, onion, salt, and sugar. This combo might sounds a little different, but it give the dip a wonderful depth of flavor. Look for this spice mixture in any grocery store where Spice Island spices are sold, or purchase a jar on Amazon.
- Dill - This recipe uses dried dill weed, making this yummy dip easy to throw together on quick notice. If you'd prefer to use fresh dill, check out the Variations section below.
- Parsley - You'll also need dried parsley. If you'd rather use fresh parsley, you'll find tips in the Variations section below.
- Onions - The original recipe called for dried onions, but I've substituted fresh green onions. I find that this simple swap really brightens up this easy app's flavor.
- Sour Cream - Rich sour cream gives this recipe it's creamy texture and adds a wonderful flavor, too. My favorite brand is Daisy, and their light sour cream is also delicious if you want to save a few calories!
- Mayonnaise - You'll pair the sour cream with mayonnaise to form the dip's base. The mayo give the recipe a wonderful tang and adds richness, too.
The recipe for this creamy dip with Beau Monde Seasoning is naturally vegetarian and gluten free (always double check labels if you have an allergy). I've adapted this recipe from a vintage recipe pamphlet called "Collectors' Items: Fifty Superb Recipes from Spices Islands", which was published in 1959 (you can find it online for free here!).
How to Make Beau Monde Dip
This yummy appetizer couldn't be easier to make! You'll find a detailed recipe card below, but here's an overview of the steps:
- Mix ingredients. To make the dip, simple mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, Beau Monde Seasoning, parsley, dill weed, and green onions until completely combined. Tip: You can also add a small pinch of salt, if you'd like, just keep in mind that Beau Monde already contains salt. I personally don't think it needs any extra, especially if you're eating it with salty chips!
- Chill for one hour. Because this recipe uses dried herbs, you must prepare it at least an hour in advance. This allows the herbs to soften and the flavors to blend. The dip tastes even better after a few hours, making it perfect for parties, because you can prep the recipe hours (or even a day) in advance.
So simple, right? And this Beau Monde Dip is a favorite with everyone who tries it. You might even want to make a double batch ... it goes fast!
This tasty appetizer is pretty perfect as-is, but here are a few ideas to try if you can't resist experimenting:
- Fresh Herbs - If you'd prefer to make this recipe with fresh herbs, substitute ¼ cup fresh dill and two tablespoons fresh parsley (both minced) for the dried herbs.
- Different Herbs - Experiment by adding different herbs (fresh or dried), such as basil, oregano, thyme, cilantro, mint, and more.
- Lemon - Brighten up the other flavors by mixing in a small squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
- Garlic - If you're a garlic fan, try adding a clove of fresh garlic (minced) or ½ teaspoon of garlic powder to the dip.
This recipe makes the perfect Veggie Dip! Serve it with your favorite fresh vegetables for dipping, such as grape or cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, broccoli or cauliflower florets, snap peas, celery, endive leaves, radishes, and more. You'll love eating it as a Chip Dip, too! I like pairing it with kettle chips for a great crunch, along with homemade Crostini or Crackers.
If you really want to go old school, serve this dip in a bread boat! To make one, slice the top off a round, boule-style loaf (like sourdough or rye bread), then scoop out the center, leaving a one-inch shell intact. Fill the shell with the dip, then cut the bread you scooped out into cubes or strips, and toast them in your oven before serving.
If you have leftover Beau Monde Dill Dip, store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator. It will stay fresh for three to four days.
Looking for more appetizer recipes? Try one of these decadent dips next:
- Fresh Dill Dip
- Whipped Goat Cheese
- Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
- Homemade Hummus
- Cream Cheese Dip
- Hot Ricotta Dip
- Caramelized Onion Dip
- Mexican Spinach Dip
- Artichoke Spread
- Baked Black Bean Dip
Frequently Asked Questions
Beau Monde Seasoning is a spice blend produced by Spice Islands. It's made from a combination of salt, dextrose (sugar), onion, celery seed, and silicon dioxide (an anti-caking agent). The name Beau Monde means beautiful world.
Beau Monde Seasoning has many uses. It's delicious in dips, but you can also use it to season deviled eggs, fried eggs, and other egg dishes, whisk it into salad dressings, flavor vegetables, season homemade croutons or bread crumbs, add a dash to potato salad, sprinkle over avocado toast, add it garlic bread, use it as a spice rub for meat, fish, or chicken, and so much more. Ernest Hemingway famously called for it in his popular, but rather involved hamburger recipe!
If you cannot find Beau Monde Seasoning, you can make a similar splice blend combining 1 tablespoon celery salt, 2 teaspoons onion powder, and ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar. Tip: Amazon sells Beau Monde Seasoning if you can't find it at your local grocery store.
Beau Monde Dip
- ⅔ cup sour cream
- ⅔ cup mayonnaise
- 2 large green onions, minced
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon Beau Monde Seasoning
- Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, onions, parsley, dill, and Beau Monde in a medium bowl. Mix well.
- Chill dip for at least one hour.
- Serve with chips and veggies for dipping. Enjoy!