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Herb and Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields about 1 cup

This classic, creamy-tangy dip is delicious with potato chips, for sure, but we won’t tell if you also use this dip for vegetables; it’s good with those, too.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbs. buttermilk; more as needed
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh chives
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh thyme
  • 1 medium garlic clove, mashed into a paste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size per 2 Tbs.
  • Calories (kcal) : 110
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 100
  • Fat (g): 12
  • Saturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 6
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 10
  • Sodium (mg): 240
  • Carbohydrates (g): 1
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 0


  • Whisk together all ingredients but the salt and pepper. Season to taste with salt and pepper and let the dip stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving so the flavors can develop. If necessary, thin with more buttermilk.

Make Ahead Tips

The dip can be made up to a week ahead, covered and refrigerated.


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Reviews (4 reviews)

  • Krispie | 05/28/2019

    This was wonderful. It was way more herb flavored than a typical veggie dip or ranch but that made it super fresh tasting. Also, the creamy base is light tasting while being substantial rather than thick and heavy like most store-bought veggie dips.

  • mmmaguire | 03/17/2019

    Fantastic dip!

  • Snivvers | 01/31/2018

    This dip is fantastic!! Everyone I've made it for loved it. I've used it for crudite, however it's also fantastic with crunchy breadsticks. As with most freshly made dips, it gets better over time, so be sure to make it at least a day or two ahead of when you need it.

  • HotNana | 07/06/2017

    I have been looking for a vegetable dip recipe for a long time and this is it! The dip is easy to make, lasts a long time in the refrigerator and best of all is delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written and everyone loved it.

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