Crazy Good Recipe: Anchovy + Parsley = Dip

This anchovy and parsley dip is a savory and tangy combination that will add a delicious element to your appetizer spread. The briny flavor of the anchovies is balanced by the freshness of the parsley, creating a flavorful and addictive dip that is perfect for parties, gatherings, or simply enjoying as a snack. Ideally this is served on thinly sliced rounds of baguette.


  • 12 anchovy fillets, rinsed and minced
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 baguette, sliced into thin rounds (or Crackers, breadsticks, or vegetable sticks) for serving


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the minced anchovy fillets, finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard. Stir well to thoroughly combine all the ingredients.
  2. Season the dip with salt and pepper to taste. Remember that anchovies are naturally salty, so you may not need much additional salt.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dip for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together and the dip to chill.
  4. After chilling, give the dip a taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more lemon juice for acidity or more minced garlic for extra flavor, according to your preference.
  5. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and garnish with a few extra sprigs of parsley for presentation, if desired.
  6. Serve the anchovy and parsley dip with thinly sliced rounds of a baguette. Or: crackers, breadsticks, or an assortment of vegetable sticks like carrot, celery, or cucumber. The dip pairs well with the crunchy texture of the baguette and adds a burst of flavor to each bite.