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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ranch Seasoning Mix for Dressing or Dip



I make this mix up in large quantities and store it in a half-pint (one cup) glass canning jar. You could easily cut this down by a half or a quarter if you don't want to make so much. I use it in any recipe that calls for a pkg. of "Ranch seasoning mix" or to make Ranch dressing or vegetable dip.


8 T. Dried parsley
4 T. Sea Salt (I like the brand "Redmond's Real Salt".)
3 T. Ground black pepper
4 T. Garlic powder
2 T. Dried dill
4 T. Dried minced onion

Combine all spices thoroughly and store in airtight container.

One tablespoon of seasoning mix is equivalent to one pkg. of Hidden Valley Ranch dip or dressing mix.

For Ranch dressing:
Start with 1/2 Tablespoon seasoning mix added to 1/2 c. mayo and 1/2 c. buttermilk (or make your buttermilk with milk and vinegar). If the "Ranch flavor" is not strong enough for you, add more seasoning 1/8 teaspoon at a time until desired flavor is achieved. For best results, allow dressing to sit 2 hours in the refrigerator for flavors to blend.

For sour cream Ranch dip:

Start with 1/2 Tablespoon of seasoning mix, combined with 1 c. of sour cream. Add more seasoning, 1/8 teaspoon at a time, until desired flavor is achieved. For best results, allow dip to sit 2 hours in the refrigerator for flavors to blend.

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