Pimento Cheese Ranch Dressing

Ahhhh. Something different. Something new. That’s what I was looking for when I ran across this recipe for pimento cheese ranch dressing. Oh, no, not for a salad, though it’s great for them. Nope, I made this for dipping my spicy hot Buffalo wings. It cooled me right now, and it was a welcome change from my ‘usual’ ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Pimento Cheese Ranch Dressing

This pimento cheese ranch dressing isn’t thick. It’s a fairly thin sauce, which makes it perfect also as a salad dressing. It is still thick enough to stick to wings, which is why we’re here today. It’ll cool you down from that batch of mouth-on-fire wings, for sure!

Pimento Cheese Ranch Dressing

Course: Dipping Sauce
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces pimentos jarred diced, drained
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Note: If you're making these as a salad dressing instead of as a wing dipping sauce, reserve 1 tablespoon of the diced pimentos before processing. Stir in the remaining pimentos after the dressing is smooth, giving it a little texture.
  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until smooth, 20-30 seconds.