Dill Dip Recipe
I can’t say enough about fresh herbs and rich creamy buttermilk. The combination of these two ingredients makes for a diverse and tasty dill dip recipe that is a necessity to everyday life. After all everything tastes great when drenched in a creamy buttermilk dip. There are other great dips out there but don’t underestimate this simple and easy recipe that features fresh dill and chives. Once you start making your dressings/ dip you will never go back.
Mastering this recipe is easy! Basically you get whatever fresh herbs that you have available (I find the Asian Market to have almost any fresh herb you can imagine plus more) Chop them up super fine. You can use a food processor here and hit Pulse a few times until they are finely chopped. Combine them with the wet ingredients (buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise) and mix! Viola you have a terrific dip or salad dressing.
Dill is an amazing herb with a strong but never overpowering flavor. Dried and fresh dill are very different when it comes to flavor as fresh dill’s is much more intense. If you must use dried dill, use it generously. Dill is absolutely excellent with raw or steamed carrots and takes them to a whole other level. If you are fortunate enough to grow your own fresh herbs dill is easy to grow but if not it is still cheap enough to be able to add it to your recipes.
Buttermilk is readily available in supermarkets and adds a much needed acidic flavor to cooking. If you can’t find Buttermilk or you simply don’t want to purchase an entire container there are several alternative that you can substitute it with. I have on many occassions used milk or coconut milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice, or you can use yogurt. Real Buttermilk adds an acidic property to baked goods as well as promoting browning and improved the textures. Buttermilk also reacts with baking soda creating bubbles of carbon dioxide which makes breads and cakes lighter and fluffier. Although it is called Buttermilk there really is no butter in it and is lower in calories then regular milk with all the protein, calcium and vitamins.
I made this recipe as a dipping sauce for my Not so Traditional Perogi.
- 1 1/4 c Buttermilk
- 1 c Sour Cream
- 3/4 c Mayonnaise
- 1/2 c Fresh Dill
- 1/4 c Fresh Parsley
- 1/4 c Fresh Chives
- 1 tsp Fresh Basil
- 1 large Garlic clove minced
- 1 tbsp Pepper
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Mix together Buttermilk, sour cream and mayonnaise
- Chop fresh herbs and combine with Buttermilk combo
- Add salt and pepper to taste.