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Zippy Ranch Dip

January 20, 2011
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  • Makes about 2 cups
Author Notes

I am such a sucker for ranch dressing, but the powdered packets and bottled versions never taste quite right to me, so I make my own. I like the tang of buttermilk, but I like my dips thick, so I've taken out the liquid buttermilk and added in buttermilk powder instead. (Buttermilk powder is often found in the baking section, and many bulk food sections carry it.) Lots of chopped herbs make this dip taste super fresh, and the lime juice heps to keep it bright. It's great as your basic chip or veggie dip, but it's also great on baked potatoes or with fried chicken. Fried chicken! —vvvanessa

What You'll Need
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-3 dashes ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced chives or scallions, both green and white parts
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh parsley
  • freshy ground black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, buttermilk powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne until well combined and smooth.
  2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients to thoroughly combine, adding salt and pepper to taste. It's best when served closer to room temperature than right out of the refrigerator.

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