Aunt Ann’s Basil-Curry Dip


It looks kind of like this picture I grabbed off the internet.

Gratuitous shot of my kids enjoying the backyard pool.

Gratuitous shot of my kids enjoying the backyard pool.

This is a must-have dip for summer barbecues. My aunt got the recipe from a neighbour, but Aunt Ann has been making this dip for so long that I’m giving her credit for it. My mom used to make it to serve with beef fondue in the 1970s. Nowadays we use it with vegetables or chips, on salads or even on hamburgers (although I still love a good fondue). I use reduced-fat mayonnaise and sour cream, and it tastes awesome.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tbsp. parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp. grated onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Just mix together and refrigerate!

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9 Responses to Aunt Ann’s Basil-Curry Dip

  1. First–I love the *gratuitous* photo of your kids enjoying the little pool–brings back fond memories!
    The dip sounds awesome–especially with the low/no fat substitutes! Also brings back memories of fondue (from the dark recesses of the 70s!) Thanks for sharing–and especially sharing your book bargain, Divided Hearts!


    • susanrhughes says:

      Sometime after the photo was taken, those little sharks the girls are holding “ate” a bunch of the yellow flowers in the background. Grr!


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  3. Jill James says:

    I remember the beef fondue of the ’70s. LOL


  4. Mona Risk says:

    Your daughters are so cute. I love how protective of her little sisters your oldest is.

    I’m going to try this dip. Looks easy to make.


  5. leighmorgan1 says:

    The photo looks fantastic and the recipe even better! I’m salivating as I type! Can’t wait to get home and try this. I love dips of all sorts and this one looks like perfection waiting for a juicy red bell pepper to swim in it! Thanks for the recipe 🙂



  6. Carol says:

    Great dip for veggies on a hot day! Love the girl’s photo. Lovely. 🙂


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