Smoky Ranch Dip

Smoky Ranch Dip Recipe
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give traditional Ranch dressing a smoky kick. Pair this versatile dip with chicken fingers, wings, carrot sticks, or potato chips at your next tailgate.

Yield:

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Chill Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

1 (1-oz.) envelope Ranch dressing mix
1 1/2 cups light sour cream
2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can
Potato chips or assorted raw vegetables

Preparation

1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Serve with chips or assorted raw vegetables.

Barbecue Ranch Dip: Omit chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Stir in 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce. Serve with roasted red new potatoes.

Lime-Cilantro Ranch Dip: Omit chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Stir in 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice and 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro. Serve with quesadillas, tacos, or chili.

Lemon-Parsley Ranch Dip: Omit chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Stir in 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice and 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley. Serve with steamed asparagus.

Horseradish Ranch Spread: Omit chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. Stir in 2 tsp. prepared horseradish. Spread on dinner rolls, and top with thinly sliced deli roast beef.

Note:

Matt Caine, Helena, Alabama,

September 2006
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