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Mixing up a batch of Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is such a simple way to elevate salads, toss together a quick chip and dip plate, or give a personal (and tasty) gift for holidays, hosts, or housewarmings.

Mixing up a batch of Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is such a simple way to elevate salads, toss together a quick chip and dip plate, or give a personal (and tasty) gift for holidays, hosts, or housewarmings.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Ranch dressing is one of those condiments that tastes amazing on just about everything. Can I get an amen? From pizza and veggies to nachos, salads, and chicken fingers, the opportunities are endless for this all-star topping and dip. You can even use it as a dry rub for pork chops or chicken.

This is a super-great alternative to store-bought ranch packets because you can mix and match the flavors to suit your taste buds. I am a huge fan of dill, so to be able to customize my ranch dressing and incorporate more of that pungent flavor makes for a success in my book. Plus, it doesn’t have any additives or preservatives, which is always a win when it comes to food prep! Make a tripled or quadrupled batch and save a few jars in your pantry to give to loved ones as a gift.

What is ranch seasoning made of?

There are a few really key players in all ranch dressings: dried parsley, chives, and onion. You’ll also always find garlic, salt, and pepper in ranch dressing mixes, but the flavors that make it really “ranchy” are dill weed and celery seed. I give my recommended portions for each ingredient in the recipe below, but if you are a lover of any particular flavors, feel free to play with the measurements.

And! If you like flavored ranch dressings, you can always add additional seasonings to get really creative. A tablespoon of chipotle chile powder will take this into chipotle ranch dressing mix territory… yum!

How long does Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix last?

This wonderful mix is magical in so many ways… One of which is that it’s a dry seasoning mix, so it takes a long time for it to go bad. Spices do lose their potency over time, and leafy herbs especially can lose their flavor 0ver 1 to 3 years. But for a general time table, this mix should last and hold its flavor for up to 2 or 3 years.

How do you make ranch dressing using a mix?

In a small bowl, add a half cup of mayo, half cup of sour cream, and 1 tablespoon of the Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix. Stir to combine into a thick, savory dip. You can also use Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream for an added boost of protein.

To thin it out into more of a dressing consistency, mix in milk or buttermilk a tablespoon at a time until it’s runny enough to use as ranch dressing.

Mixing up a batch of Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is such a simple way to elevate salads, toss together a quick chip and dip plate, or give a personal (and tasty) gift for holidays, hosts, or housewarmings.

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Mixing up a batch of Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is such a simple way to elevate salads, toss together a quick chip and dip plate, or give a personal (and tasty) gift for holidays, hosts, or housewarmings.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: about 1 cup 1x

Description

Mixing up a batch of Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is such a simple way to elevate salads, toss together a quick chip and dip plate, or give a personal (and tasty) gift for holidays, hosts, or housewarmings.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl or in a 2-cup (1 pint) mason jar, add all of the ingredients. Whisk to combine well, or add a lid and give it a shake.
  2. Store in mason jar, or transfer to another container with a lid.
  3. Use like you do store-bought ranch dressing mix.
  4. About 2 tablespoons of homemade ranch dressing mix is the equivalent of one packet.
  5. Adjust salt and spices to your liking.
  6. Stores for a very long time and makes a fun gift to give.

To make ranch dressing or ranch dip:

  1. Add 1/2 cup mayo and a 1/2 cup sour cream to a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning mix and stir to combine. This will make a thick dip. Add enough milk or buttermilk to reach desired dip consistency or to thin it enough to make ranch dressing.

Notes

  • You can omit the salt if needed and adjust the salt once you make the recipe, dip, or salad dressing if you like.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasoning to taste. I love the dill, so I always add a little more than called for in the recipe.
  • Category: condiment
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: ranch dressing mix, ranch, ranch dip, homemade mix

Mixing up a batch of Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is such a simple way to elevate salads, toss together a quick chip and dip plate, or give a personal (and tasty) gift for holidays, hosts, or housewarmings.

 

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And that you have it, a simple seasoning mix that you are going to love having in the cabinet. It’s one I pull out all of that time. This and taco seasoning are stables in these parts. ENJOY!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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