Homemade Ranch Seasoning mix and dressing

Homemade Ranch Seasoning mix and dressing

I now have a ranch seasoning mix to replace those $1.50 Hidden Valley Ranch packs. This can be used for Taco Soup, dip, and homemade ranch dressing. This makes 3 1/2 cups of dry mix.  You only use 2 Tablespoons so it will last a while.  I would also use 2 T for dips and Taco soup.  Great pin that will save me money!
FYI … Mine looks a little different than yours will. I had several containers of chopped onions to use up. So I grinded mine up a bit but of course I didn’t get the idea until all the other ingredients were added.

HOMEMADE RANCH SEASONING MIX

Ingredients:

Black Pepper ¼ C

Parsley Flakes 1 1/2 C

Garlic Salt ½ C

Kosher Salt 2 T

Granulated Garlic ¼ C

Granulated Onion 3/4 C

Dill Weed 2 T

Just  combine all ingredients, store in an airtight container. (I used a mason jar to mix and store so less clean up.)  Makes about 3 ½ cups of dry mix.

The dill weed will be your most expensive spice of this mix.   The cheapest I could find it was $4.99 a small bottle.  If you have a bulk spice store, head there so you don’t have to buy an entire bottle.  Even if you do have to buy a bottle it will last until you need it for another batch.   Otherwise the spices used in the recipe are not that expensive.  

Now on to the homemade ranch dressing that is soooooooo good from the mix. My grandma always made her dressing from the HV pack which I loved. Since then I never have been a big ranch fan. This dressing has changed that … It is really that good!   I have ate half of that small bottle already today with veggies.  This was my first time ever buying buttermilk even though my grandma always cooked with it.  Going to try biscuits with the leftover buttermilk too.

 

ranch dressing

HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING

2 Tablespoons of the Ranch seasoning mix

2 cups of mayo

2 cups of buttermilk

1 1/2 cups of sour cream

1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Whisk together all ingredients.  Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Makes 1 ¾ Quarts.  This would be an economical way to make ranch dip/dressing for parties.

TIP:  Save your next empty dressing bottle before you make it to reuse to pour it.

Thanks to the blogger:   http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/03/best-homemade-ranch-recipe.html

 

Eric

Want to give a shout out to my step son who turns 28 today … he was 7 when I met him, time truly flies by in life!

Happy Birthday Eric!

I know you will be getting the best gift ever in Sept. :)

Love you and so blessed to have you in my life!

 

 

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