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Jimmy John's Kickin' Ranch | Source: YouTube/inspiredtaste
Jimmy John's Kickin' Ranch | Source: YouTube/inspiredtaste

Jimmy John’s Kickin’ Ranch Recipe — Save This Copycat Gem as the Delectable Condiment Bids Farewell

Akhona Zungu
Jan 12, 2024
11:30 A.M.
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Jimmy John's Kickin' Ranch has been a beloved condiment by fans of the restaurant chain for many years. Much to their disappointment, however, the food establishment will no longer serve its Kickin' Ranch after January 22.

Jimmy John's Kickin' Ranch is discontinuing. The company recently announced the end of the Kickin' Ranch era in a press release and on social media.

"There's no easy way to say this, so we're just gonna rip off the band-aid," a woman said in a Jimmy John's Instagram clip before the camera panned to an actual bandaid on her upper forearm. She ripped it off, revealing a text written with a black marker.

"KICKIN RANCH LEAVES 1/22," the text read.

In another post, Jimmy John's paid tribute to Kickin' Ranch, writing, "[...] You challenged the entire flavor of ranch. You challenged us. And most of all, yourself. And for that challenge, we're grateful."

Needless to say, Jimmy John's fans were upset by this development. After January 22, the restaurant chain will replace its Kickin' Ranch with a new condiment: Jalapeño Ranch. Until then, customers can get as much Kickin' Ranch as possible from the Jimmy John's restaurants.

However, if by some misfortune, you haven't been able to get your hands on any, or you simply don't want to let Jimmy John's Kickin' Ranch go, here's how to make yours at home.

Jimmy John's Kickin Ranch Recipe (Copycat)

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of jarred hot cherry peppers (red or yellow)
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • ¼ cup of buttermilk
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of freshly chopped dill or dried dill
  • 1 tsp of dried parsley
  • ½ tsp of smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper
Jimmy John's Kickin' Ranch recipe ingredients | Source: YouTube/Mashed

Jimmy John's Kickin' Ranch recipe ingredients | Source: YouTube/Mashed

Instructions

1. Add your peppers and about a tablespoon of their brine into a food processor and blend until they're finely chopped.

Blend you chili peppers with brine until they are finely chopped | Source: YouTube/Original Recipes by Mashed

Blend you chili peppers with brine until they are finely chopped | Source: YouTube/Original Recipes by Mashed

2. Add your sour cream and mayonnaise and blend until they are thoroughly mixed with the peppers.

3. Add your buttermilk and blend until everything is combined.

Add your creamy ingredients and blend | Source: Source: YouTube/Original Recipes by Mashed

Add your creamy ingredients and blend | Source: Source: YouTube/Original Recipes by Mashed

4. Add your paprika, cayenne pepper, parsley, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, then blend until the mixture is almost smooth.

5. Taste your copycat Kickin' Ranch, then season to your preference, adding just a bit at a time.

6. Chill and serve.

Chill and serve your Kickin' Ranch | Source: YouTube/Original Recipes by Mashed

Chill and serve your Kickin' Ranch | Source: YouTube/Original Recipes by Mashed

Jimmy John's Kickin' Ranch may be bidding its lovers farewell, but with this recipe, you can keep its memory alive. Make sure to save it, and while you're at it, why don't you enjoy your Kickin Ranch with this Cava-inspired Harissa Chicken bowl recipe?

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