5-Minute Garlic Herb Dip

When you’ve only got 5 minutes to get your garlic fix, this cream cheese-based dip is a yummy way to add flavor to your sandwiches and snacks. It’s a great way to use up leftover herbs that you might have after making dishes like jambalaya, pork and shrimp wontons, or butternut squash and brie gratin.

This is the second recipe in my series of 5-minute recipes for garlic lovers.

Why It Works

I love spreading this dip on lightly toasted sandwich bread and adding some canned tuna for a quick lunch. The creaminess pairs well with the strength of raw garlic.

Since this recipe calls for raw garlic, only one clove is needed. Or else you’ll get a very spicy dip and some pungent garlic breath to boot.

5-Minute Garlic Herb Dip

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Inspired by Boursin, this refreshing garlic dip provides a home for the leftover herbs in your fridge. Smear the garlic herb dip on your toasted bagel or crackers. Dip your celery and carrot sticks into this garlic dip.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: 10 ingredients or less, 5-minute recipe, batch-cooking, comfort, family-friendly, freezer-friendly, gluten-free, party, vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Anna Rider


  • 8 oz. (226.8 g) Cream Cheese, Allow to soften at room temperature
  • 1 clove (1 clove) garlic, The fresher the better


  • 2 tablespoons (29.57 g) cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons (29.57 g) Chives
  • 2 tablespoons (29.57 g) Green Onion

Ideas to eat with dip


  • Collect all the ingredients for the recipe.
    Cream cheese on a plate with herbs in the background as well as a plate of carrot and celery sticks and bagel in the background.Pin
  • Cube the cream cheese. Put the cream cheese into the food processor bowl.
    Cubed cream cheese on a plate with herbs in the background as well as a plate of carrot and celery sticks and bagel in the background.Pin
  • Peel the clove of garlic. Squeeze the cloves through a garlic press. 
  • Scrape off all the pressed garlic and put into the food processor bowl. Process for a few seconds.
    Cubed cream cheese in the food processor bowl with carrot sticks and a bagel in the background.Pin
  • Add half the herbs to the cream cheese and garlic mixture. I like to start with chives.
    Blended cream cheese in the food processor bowl with chives on top.Pin
  • Using a spatula, scrape down the edges of the food processor bowl. Add the rest of the herbs.
    Blended cream cheese in the food processor bowl with cilantro on top.Pin
  • Blend until completely smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    Blended cream cheese with herbs in the food processor bowl with salt & pepper on top.Pin
  • Enjoy your 5-minute garlic herb dip! Try dipping carrots and celery or spread it on a toasted bagel.
    Garlic Herb Dip spread on a toasted bagel on a white plate with carrot and celery sticks.Pin


The garlic herb dip lasts for 3-4 days in the fridge…that is if you can resist eating it all in a day.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 39mg | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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About Anna Rider

Hi! I'm Anna, a food writer who documents kitchen experiments on GarlicDelight.com with the help of my physicist and taste-testing husband, Alex. I have an insatiable appetite for noodles 🍜 and believe in "improv cooking".

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