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Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Mindi Shapior Levine 

Active time 5 mins
Total time 5 mins

Serves 4

If you don't have buttermilk, you can make your own by thinning an equal amount of yogurt with milk. Be sure to use full-fat sour cream here, as it's important for the dip's consistency. Plus, fat-free sour cream tends to taste watery. Serve this with homemade soft pretzels, chicken wings, pizza, grilled chicken, tomato salad, or anything else you think needs a zippy, herbaceous dip. It's not a bad idea to double this recipe because, well, extra dip is never a problem. 


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, dill, and chives. Chill until ready to serve.