Heirloom Tomatoes on Buttermilk Ranch Dip Recipe

Heirloom Tomatoes on Buttermilk Ranch Dip Recipe

How To Make Heirloom Tomatoes With Buttermilk Ranch Dip

These heirloom tomatoes fried to a crunch and paired with buttermilk ranch is almost as good if not better than having potato chips!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Buttermilk Ranch Dressing:

  • ¾cupsour cream
  • 3tbspmayonnaise
  • cupbuttermilk
  • 1tbsplemon,juiced
  • 2tbspdill,fresh, minced, loosely packed
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1tsponion powder
  • ¾tspgarlic powder
  • 1tspkosher salt

For Fried Tomatoes:

  • lbheirloom tomato
  • tspkosher salt,plus more to taste
  • 1cupall purpose flour,divided
  • 1cupcornmeal,medium-grind
  • ¼tspcayenne,to taste
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 2large eggs
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • canola oil,for frying


Buttermilk Ranch:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice, dill, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Fried Tomatoes:

  1. Slice the tomatoes into 1/2-inch thick slices. Lightly season the tomato slices on both sides with salt.

  2. Place 1/2 cup of flour in a medium shallow bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the cornmeal, remaining 1/2 cup flour, the cayenne, garlic powder. and the 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt and mix with a fork to combine.

  4. In another medium, whisk the eggs and buttermilk together.

  5. Dredge each tomato slice in the plain flour, then in the egg mixture, then in the seasoned cornmeal mixture.

  6. Pour canola oil into a large skillet. Heat over medium-high heat until the temperature reaches 400 degrees F.

  7. Working in batches, fry the tomatoes for 1 minute on each side, until golden brown.

  8. Do not overcook the tomatoes, or they will become mushy inside.

  9. Transfer the fried tomatoes to a paper towel-lined baking sheet and season with salt.

  10. Serve the fried tomatoes with the buttermilk ranch.


  • Calories: 578.10kcal
  • Fat: 26.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.05g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.18g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.86g
  • Fiber: 5.04g
  • Sugar: 10.61g
  • Protein: 14.93g
  • Cholesterol: 122.91mg
  • Sodium: 962.81mg
  • Calcium: 212.79mg
  • Potassium: 795.09mg
  • Iron: 5.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 210.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.28mg
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