This really brings new life to the dumb-as-shit phrase DILLY DILLY, which of course Beck has learned to say with great fanfare.
Because it’s a dilly ranch, get it?
Unlike some people who love eating a wide variety of foods, I adore ranch. BUT, it has to be good. Hidden Valley is not good. Homemade bar ranch from a packet is good. Those packets are also Hidden Valley, so riddle me that. I think it’s something about the combo of less preservatives, less or no mayo, that makes “homemade” ranch so wonderful. I’ve seen a ton of no-packet ranch ideas on the internet, and a lot of them call with powdered milk or something similar to achieve a more classic flavor. I don’t love having ingredients around that only can be used for one or two things, though, so I don’t use anything but spices and sour cream in my ranch.
So we’ll kick off Super Bowl week with this! Dip that is perfect for a game-viewing extravaganza but also wonderful to have on hand at all times for the “I should eat a veggie” moments that sometimes happen on Mondays. There will be tons more food for the weekend happening here all week and on Instagram, so take a look there if you haven’t already!
Even in this simplified version, this is a dip that gets devoured so quickly every time I make it. It’s a great way to add some veggies to an appetizer spread, perfect for dunking potato chips or wings, and if you have friends like ours you may want to make a double batch for your super bowl gathering. This does have a strong dill flavor, so if you aren’t super into dill cut the amount in half when you make this and add a few extra pinches from there based on your preference.
The ingredients are so simple! Sour cream, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dill, parsley.
Fresh herbs are great, but this is really wonderful using dried herbs and pantry staples. Another secret is full-fat sour cream, just don’t skimp here please, the flavor is so different. We’re going for rich.
Stir the ingredients together, taste, YUM. The flavor gets better as the dip sets, so I like to make it early in the day or even a day or two in advance so the flavors can meld in the fridge.
Serve with anything! I love a big bright veggie platter, but anything you usually eat with ranch is perfect for this dip.
Classic, simple, delicious, homemade. Enjoy!
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Stir well, and let sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.
Serve with veggies, chips, wings, or any dipper you like.