Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
If you made buffalo chicken dip for Thanksgiving, like me, and you had already been to the store 17 times, like me, you probably did not want to go to the store for an 18th time for ranch seasoning mix. Yes?
In case you didn’t find yourself in those shoes, let me tell you that I did not want to go to the store again. I do love the grocery store but on the eve of Thanksgiving, not so much. What I do love is when I can pull a few spices from my spice cabinet, stir them together and create a very similarly tasting combination of flavors.I have made a few of my own spice mixtures before (like pumpkin pie spice and taco/chili seasoning) and I love the idea of having these on hand all the time. I love that I don’t have to worry about preservatives and mostly I love them because they are cheap, cheap, cheap. They store easily and I’ve never been able to tell a difference.
Yes, you are right, I don’t even like ranch dressing. But, I do like the flavors in many soups and dips and this homemade ranch seasoning mix is perfect to have on hand.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
Yield: 3 Tablespoons (about 2 packets)
A simple recipe for homemade ranch seasoning mix, perfect for recipes, or for homemade ranch dressing.
2 Tbs. dried parsley
2 tsp. dried dill
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried chives
Small pinch of salt
Mix all together and store in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
To make ranch dressing: mix 1 tablespoon of the mix with 1/3 cup mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt) and 1/4 cup milk and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use; will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
One recipe of this seasoning mix equals about two packets of store-bought seasoning mix.