142.2…Fresh Herb Ranch Dip

The final recipe from my son's party last weekend that I want to share with you is Fresh Herb Ranch Dip. I served it with veggies and it was a nice, fresh change from the powdered ranch dip mix that we normally use. 

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Fresh Herb Ranch Dip (Makes 3 cups)

Recipe courtesy Diane Phillips 


2 cups sour cream

1/2 cup buttermilk

3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

2 Tbsp. snipped fresh chives

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano

1 1/2 chopped fresh tarragon

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp. grated lemon zest


1. In a medium-size bowl, stir together the sour cream and buttermilk. Add the herbs, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon zest and stir to blend.

*At this point, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 5 days to let the flavors develop.

2. Stir the dip before serving with crudités. 

Printable Recipe

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Wednesday we celebrated my son's 9th birthday by taking him and a couple of friends on a hike at Torrey Pines, followed by dinner at PF Chang's, his favorite restaurant. My meal started with a cup of Egg Drop Soup:

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Followed by lettuce wraps:

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My husband and I shared Dan Dan Noodles:

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And I enjoyed the Moo Goo Gai Pan:

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Yesterday's breakfast was a Special K Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich with a little ketchup.

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I went to the gym for an hour then ran a couple of errands. Lunch was tuna salad, veggies and ranch dressing. 

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My sister and law and her kids came over for a bit. Then it was off to my son's basketball practice. Dinner was at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza. My husband and I shared our favorite salad, Original Chopped Chicken.

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I had the Tomato Basil Soup as well.

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Last night my husband and I finally finished the "Breaking Bad" series. I can't believe I don't have another episode to watch! We really enjoyed it.

Breakfast this morning was scrambled egg beaters, salsa and pepper jack cheese.

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I went to Cardio Muscle class, an errand, then home for lunch. Same as yesterday:

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Did you watch "Breaking Bad"? What should we watch next?

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  1. I have been doing a similar dip with ff Greek yogurt and it's really good. Never thought I could give up the sour cream but I do think it works. No TV watching for me, but my husband also liked Dexter a lot!

  2. @Andrea
    I like the idea of the Greek yogurt!


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