Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Basil Ranch Dip

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups
Use prepared pesto in this buttermilk ranch-style dip for bold basil flavor.



  1. Finely chop the garlic and then sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Work into a paste with the side of a chef's knife. Transfer to a medium bowl and add the mayonnaise, buttermilk, parsley, pesto, orange zest, scallions, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Whisk until well blended.
  2. Refrigerator in an air-tight container until ready to use or up to 3 days. Garnish with fresh basil leaves if using and serve with cut vegetables and crackers for dipping.