Dip Essentials: Awesome Pizza Dipping Sauce

Andy Anderson !


In my opinion, one of the joys of eating pizza, is taking the crusts, and dipping them into a really good sauce. Many people use ranch dressing, and although I do love a good ranch dressing, I wanted something with a bit more tang, and a bit of kick, so I came up with this.

It is easy to make, and tastes awesome.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 3/4 c
    mayonnaise, plain variety
  • 1/2 c
    fresh buttermilk
  • 1 small
    dill pickle, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp
    dehydrated onions, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper, or to taste

How to Make Dip Essentials: Awesome Pizza Dipping Sauce


  2. If you do not want to use a dill pickle, substitute about 2 tablespoons of dill relish.
  3. I like to vary the amounts in this recipe: Sometimes more dehydrated onions, or more (or less) lemon juice. Have fun with it, and make it your own “special” dipping sauce.
  4. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Use a spice blender, or mortar and pestle, to grind up the dehydrated onions.
  6. Add all of the ingredients to a blender, or prep bowl.
  7. Blend until completely smooth.
  8. Chef’s Note: Do a final tasting for proper seasoning.
  9. Store in the fridge, in a sealed jar, until ready to use.
  10. Chef’s Tip: If you let it sit overnight in the fridge, it will taste better the next day.
  12. Serve as a side with your favorite pizza, and dip away. Enjoy.
  13. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Dip Essentials: Awesome Pizza Dipping Sauce

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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