Dive into Creamy Basil Bliss: This Easy Dip is a Must-Try! This incredibly creamy and versatile Delicious Basil Dip is a breeze to whip up and goes perfectly with a variety of foods. Craving a flavor explosion? Pair it with meats, breads, veggies, or chips – the possibilities are endless!

Its fresh basil flavor adds a delightful touch to any gathering, making it a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. With its simple preparation, you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying delicious company. Get ready to be amazed by the versatility and taste of this easy basil dip!

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Why You’ll Love This Creamy Basil Dip:

Flavor Explosion:

  • Fresh and vibrant: The bright flavor of basil takes center stage, offering a refreshing and flavorful experience.
  • Creamy indulgence: The smooth and creamy texture adds a luxurious touch, making it a delightful dip for any occasion.
  • Versatile taste: This dip pairs well with a variety of savory flavors, from the crunch of vegetables to the richness of meats.
  • Simple yet satisfying: While the ingredients are basic, the combination creates a delicious and satisfying dip that will leave you wanting more.

Effortless Enjoyment:

  • Easy to make: This dip requires minimal effort and preparation, perfect for busy schedules or last-minute gatherings.
  • Highly adaptable: Feel free to adjust the ingredients to your taste preference. Add a touch of garlic for more bite, or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a touch of heat.
  • Perfect for dipping: The creamy texture makes it ideal for dipping a variety of foods, allowing you to explore different flavor combinations.
  • Crowd-pleaser: This dip’s simple yet delicious taste is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table, regardless of their dietary preferences.

Bonus Benefits:

  • Healthy option: Basil is a good source of antioxidants and vitamins, making this dip a relatively healthy snack option.
  • Cost-effective: Made with readily available ingredients, this dip is a budget-friendly way to add a touch of gourmet flair to your meals.
  • Fresh and vibrant: The vibrant green color of the dip adds a visually appealing element to any table spread.

Overall, this creamy basil dip offers a delicious, versatile, and easy-to-make option for any occasion. Its combination of fresh flavor, creamy texture, and effortless preparation makes it a surefire way to elevate your snacking experience.

What to Dip in Your Basil Dip

This creamy and flavorful basil dip is a versatile champion when it comes to dipping! Here are some ideas to inspire your next snack attack:

Fresh and Crunchy Vegetables:

  • Classic crudités: Celery sticks, carrot sticks, cucumber slices, bell pepper strips, broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes
  • Zucchini ribbons
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Radishes
  • Asparagus spears

Crackers and Breads:

  • Pita bread wedges
  • Crackers (variety pack for extra fun!)
  • Bagel chips
  • Toasted bread slices
  • Crustini
  • Pretzels

Heartier Options:

  • Grilled chicken tenders
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Sliced deli meats (roast beef, turkey)
  • Sliced mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Falafel bites
  • Miniature baked potatoes

For a Twist:

  • Use the dip as a spread for sandwiches or wraps.
  • Drizzle a dollop over grilled or roasted vegetables.
  • Dollop some dip on top of bruschetta.

Bonus: Pair your dip with sliced baguette or crackers and top with chopped tomatoes for a quick and easy Bruschetta appetizer.

No matter your dipping preference, this basil dip is sure to add a burst of flavor and creamy goodness to your snacking experience!

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How to Store Creamy Basil Dip

General Tips:

  • Cool completely: Before storing, allow your dip to cool completely at room temperature. This prevents the growth of bacteria.
  • Airtight container: Always store creamy dips in an airtight container. This minimizes air exposure, which can lead to spoilage and flavor degradation. Glass jars with tight-fitting lids or plastic containers with secure closures are ideal options.
  • Refrigerate promptly: Once cool, transfer the dip to your chosen airtight container and refrigerate it promptly. Creamy dips typically contain dairy products, which require cold storage to maintain safety and quality.
  • Label and date: Label your container with the name of the dip and the date it was made. This helps you track freshness and avoid using an expired dip.

Storage Duration:

  • Homemade dips: Most homemade creamy dips, including this basil dip, will generally last in the refrigerator for 3-5 days, depending on the specific ingredients used.
  • Commercially prepared dips: Commercially prepared dips often contain preservatives and may have a longer shelf life as indicated on the packaging. However, once opened, follow the storage instructions on the label for optimal quality.

Additional Tips:

  • Minimize surface contact: When storing your dip, limit the amount of surface area exposed to air. This can be achieved by pressing a layer of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the dip before closing the container lid.
  • Leftovers from a party: If the dip was left out at room temperature for an extended period during a party, it’s best to discard it to avoid potential foodborne illness.
  • Freezing: Some creamy dips can be frozen for longer storage (up to 2-3 months). However, freezing may affect the texture and consistency of the dip upon thawing.

By following these storage tips, you can ensure that your creamy basil dip stay fresh and delicious for as long as possible, allowing you to enjoy them throughout the week or share them with friends and family.

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Making the Recipe

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Delicious Basil Dip

Nicole Cook
This Delicious Basil dip is incredibly creamy, and is absolutely awesome on so many things, including meats, breads, veggies and chips!
4.54 from 50 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiments Sauces and Dips
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 105 kcal


  • 1 ½ cloves garlic more if you like a lot of garlic – we do, minced (you can do this before you add all the other ingredients)
  • ¾ cup fresh basil
  • 1 cup mayonnaise we use light, and sometimes don’t add the olive oil and use the olive oil mayo
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt and pepper to taste


  • In your blender or food processor, chop up your garlic, then add the basil and chop that all up. Then add the mayonnaise.
  • Next add the Dijon Mustard, olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Blend everything until it is completely smooth and combined. Put it in a dish, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or so. This allows the flavors to marry and results in a delicious, fragrant, wonderful Basil Dip.


Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 0.2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 104mgPotassium: 10mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.1mg
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  1. Um, can’t wait to try this recipe either – we are growing basil this year and it is going crazy! Thanks for stopping by and sharing the link for that chicken coop…if you can call it that!! Wow!! That coop is fancier than my kids’ rooms lol. Not really really sure if we can have chickens where we live either but we have a huge backyard and alot of privacy. Figure as long as we don’t get a rooster they should be quiet enough and no one will know.

    1. Adena, I am jealous, because I do wish we could do that. We have really obnoxious neighbors so I’m sure if we did that, they’d complain even if we didn’t get a rooster lol. One of these days I’ll live out in the country and I won’t care an iota what anyone thinks.
      Good luck with your chickens and you’re welcome for the photo. I about died when I saw it, man that is one heck of a chicken coop. haha

  2. Sounds delish! And I love Basil so I can’t wait to try this one. Quick question, I see mayonnaise twice in the ingredients. Is there supposed to be 2 cups of mayo or 1?


    1. Hi Cindy, only 1 cup of mayo. I think originally I was going to write out “light mayo” instead of just letting my readers know that I used light mayo and I inadvertently forgot to remove the second entry. It has been corrected and is exactly how it should be now. Thank you for asking about it and helping me catch that.

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