Ranch Seasoning Mix


We are the ranch generation. We dip with it and dress with it…not literally, like dress salads and such.  Geez, get your mind out of the gutter!  I am as guilty as the next gal for seriously loving the taste of those store bought packets of ranch seasoning that you add to ingredients to make dips, dressings, sauces, lots of goods.  Once in a while  I just want a salad with creamy buttermilk ranch dressing or some ranch to put on my wrap or sandwich.  After trying a zillion shots at duplicating the store bought kind I’ve finally got one that is truly a winner.  It tastes amazing, is a fraction of the cost and you have complete control over what goes into it; none of those scary words that you cant pronounce on this ingredient list.  Another perk?  Offer ranch dressing as a dip for those certain foods your husbands kids refuse to eat and they will no longer refuse…tricky tricky, eh?  I make a big batch in about 2 minutes and keep it on hand stored in an air tight container…it’s shelf life would last you months but theres no way your bellies will allow it to stay there that long.  Two minutes well spent, my friends.

Ranch Seasoning Mix


3 Tablespoons Dried Parsley

1 1/2 Tablespoons Onion Powder

1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

1 Tablespoon Dried Dillweed

2 Teaspoons Salt

2 Teaspoons Pepper

1 Teaspoon Dried Chives

Pinch of Cayenne Pepper, optional


Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container for up to 6 months.  Makes about 1/2 cup seasoning.

Notes:  although you can use this seasoning mix for a million different things, buttermilk ranch dressing is a common use in this house

Just whisk together

2 tablespoons of the seasoning

1 Cup either mayo/sour cream/greek yogurt (or any combination of the three)

1/3-1/2 cup buttermilk, depending on how thin you like it

1 Tablespoon White Vinegar, optional