You really should add this homemade ranch dressing recipe to your tried and true recipe collection. I mean, who doesn’t love Ranch dressing? It’s so yummy! And versatile. You can use it as a dressing, a dip, a condiment, a seasoning….kinda like guacamole.
I like to add the prepared dressing on salads, veggies, sandwiches and cheese quesadillas for starters. I also like to use the powdered version for seasoning meat, casseroles and soups, as well as a base for a few different sauces my family enjoys on a regular basis.
My homemade ranch dressing mix is simple to make. It contains spices and dried buttermilk. That’s it. Mix with milk and mayo to make salad dressing or add it to sour cream for zesty dip.
A few notes
- I grind all my spices together into a fine powder so they mix well into recipes. You most certainly do not have to do this if you don’t mind a rougher texture.
- The recipe below is for a small amount. You can multiply the batch as many times as you like and store in an airtight container until needed. These are my favorites for pantry storage.
- You can serve this dressing 1 hour after refrigerating, however, it will taste much better if you prepare the day before serving to allow the flavors to have a chance to fully mingle.
- I like to store my prepared ranch dressing in mason jars. They’re great for keeping fresh in the fridge and they look pretty for serving.
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How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
For the Mix
- 1/2 cup dried buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 2 teaspoons dill
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon minced onion or flakes
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For dressing, dip and sauces:*depending on what you are making
- sour cream
- Mix all dry ingredients in a food processor and grind to a fine powder.
- Then add to the following:
- Dressing - Mix 2 Tbs with 3/4 cup mayo and 1/2 cup milk. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Best if prepared the day before serving to give flavors a chance to mingle.
- Dip - Mix 2 Tbs with 16oz container of sour cream
- Big Batch - Multiply this recipe as many times as you like and store in an airtight container. When ready, use 2 Tbs to make dressing, dip, sauce or in any recipe that calls for one packet of Hidden Valley Ranch mix.