Basil Ranch Dip

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

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

3/4 cup buttermilk

3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto

3/4 teaspoon finely grated orange

2 scallions, finely chopped

Fresh basil leaves, for garnish (optional)

For serving: cut up vegetables and crackers


  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. 
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