Creamy, crunchy, tangy Dill Pickle Ranch Dip is a favorite!! You don't have to be a dill pickle lover to LOVE the fresh flavor of this perfect dip.
If you love a great dip, this on trend perfect party dip is a must make! Full of unexpected ingredients like chopped dill pickles, zesty ranch seasoning and fresh herbs, it's an attention grabber.
This is a slimmed down copycat of a popular fried pickle and ranch dip sold by Sam's Club. Marketed as a taste of the south fried pickle dip it's an incredibly popular dip. Full of cream cheese, sour cream, dill flavors; it's great on everything from potato chips to vegetables.
Perfect for game day, pickle lovers, chip-and-dippers, this delicious dip has caught on like wild fire....and we slimmed it down. Keeping it a creamy dip with chopped pickles and ranch flavor, we amped up the flavor with fresh dill and other herbs and spices. This homemade pickle dip is made with simple ingredients with less fat and calories.
Bye bye cream cheese dips; this Ranch Dill Pickle Dip has the right consistency with a fantastic unique flavor to be a best appetizer (especially for fans of pickles).
What makes this skinny?
We left out the cream cheese and used light sour cream. Fat free sour cream is another option to reduce the calories and fat further.
Instead of adding prepared ranch dressing which would include more fat and calories, a packet of ranch seasoning is used.
The original version has 50 calories per 2-tablespoon serving with 4 grams of fat and ours is 33 calories and 2 grams of fat for the same size. The original version includes actual breadcrumbs and multiple additives and artificial ingredients which ours does not.
Recipe Ingredients Notes
Light sour cream. We substituted light sour cream instead of full fat sour cream.
Dill pickles and dill pickle juice. You'll need 1 cup finely chopped dill pickles and ¼ cup of juice which you can take from the jar of dill pickles.
Granulated garlic. This is a courser grind of garlic powder. If needed garlic powder can be substituted.
Granulated onion. This is a courser grind of onion powder. If needed onion powder can be substituted.
Packet of ranch seasoning mix. You'll use a 1 ounce packet.
Fresh herbs. Minced fresh dill and Italian parsley give a wonderful fresh flavor.
How to make Dill Pickle Ranch Dip - Step-by-Step
Whisk together: light sour cream, pickle juice, ranch seasoning, Italian parsley, fresh dill, granulated garlic, granulated onion, and celery salt (photo 1).
Stir in the diced pickles (photos 2-3). Chill to thicken the dip before serving.
Sliced green onions. Stir some in to enhance the onion flavor.
Chopped jalapeno peppers. If you like it spicy adding some jalapenos will kick up the heat.
Everything Bagel seasoning. Adding some of this seasoning will give a stronger onion and garlic flavor.
How to Serve
Here are some of our favorite dippers for a perfect appetizer:
- with cut fresh vegetables (crudités)
- dill pickle spears or slices, or spicy pickles (for a super pickle fan)
- crunchy crackers (like Nuthins)
- baked chips
- French fries for a splurge
How to Store
Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Dill Pickle Ranch Dip
- 16 ounces light sour cream
- ¼ cup pickle juice from the pickle jar
- 1 1-ounce packet ranch seasoning ranch seasoning
- 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh dill minced
- ½ teaspoon granulated garlic garlic powder can be substituted
- ½ teaspoon granulated onion onion powder can be substituted
- ¼ teaspoon celery salt
- 1 cup finely diced dill pickles
- In a large bowl, whisk together the light sour cream, pickle juice, ranch seasoning, parsley, dill, granulated garlic, granulated onion, and celery salt.
- Stir in the diced pickles to fully combine.
- Serve the dip with sliced vegetables, dill pickle spears, pretzels, crackers or chips.