Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and Dip Recipe

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and Dip Recipe:

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and Dip

Tina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com

 

Ingredients:

¾ cup light mayonnaise

½ cup buttermilk +more if needed

½ cup sour cream

¼ teaspoon garlic powder or ½ teaspoon fresh minced garlic

¼ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves (or leave whole if using Food Processor)

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives (or leave whole if using Food Processor)

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill (or leave whole if using Food Processor)

3 teaspoons white vinegar

1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon celery salt or kosher salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions:

To Make by Hand or using a Mixer:

Whisk together until smooth: mayonnaise, buttermilk and sour cream. Add in other ingredients and whisk until combined.  Add more buttermilk if thinner texture desired.

To Make if using a Food Processor:

Use Multi-Purpose (metal "chopping" blade)  Add all ingredients to bowl and process until smooth, stop and scrape down the bowl half-way through if needed.  Add more buttermilk if thinner texture is desired.

Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

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Dill Pickle Dip Recipe

Tina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced dill
  • 1 cup finely chopped dill pickles (I like to use the refrigerated type pickles)
  • 1-2 tablespoons pickle juice (from jar)

Directions:

You can mix with a hand mixer w/turbo beaters or a stand mixer w/flex edge beater.

I have made with both my KitchenAid Hand Mixer and my KitchenAid Stand Mixer.

First mix the cream cheese until it is very smooth.  Add the sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and dill.  Add in the pickles and as much pickle juice as you would like and mix until just combined.

Make Broccoli Tots in your Food Processor - Recipe

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Make Broccoli Tots in your Food Processor: 

(I have made these with the KitchenAid 9, 11 and 13 cup Food Processors)

Tina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com

(adapted from gimmedelicious.com)

INGREDIENTS:

Non-stick cooking spray or oil

2½ -3 cups fresh broccoli florets

2 pieces sweet onion (1” x 1”)

2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley leaves

1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/3 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

1 large egg, beaten in measuring cup

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment.

 

Blanch the broccoli florets in boiling water for 1 minute (should turn bright green), then remove and place in ice water to stop the cooking process and set the green color.  Drain well

 

Start food processor (large bowl w/multi-purpose, metal blade) on low.  Add onion and parsley through the feed tube while food processor is running.  Stop and add broccoli.  Pulse first to break up.  Run on high, stop scrape bowl and run some more if needed.

 

Add breadcrumbs, cheese, salt and pepper - Pulse until combined.  Run the FP on low and drizzle in beaten egg. 

 

Scoop about a 2-tablespoon portion of mixture.  Gently give a squeeze with your hand, roll and pat into a “tater-tot” shape.  Place on prepared baking sheet.

 

Spray them or drizzle with a little non-stick cooking spray or oil.

 

Bake until golden brown and crispy about 18-22 minutes., turning them half-way through cooking.

Printable Recipe: Broccoli Tots