Ranch flavor has got to be one of the most popular seasoning flavors in the country. When I was growing up, I don’t recall this flavor. We had standard salad dressing categories, but when I wanted something creamy, I was a blue cheese dressing girl. I remembering having vegetables dipped in ranch dressing as a young adult, but I am still not sure I had it before then.
Forget store bought, just make your own Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix at home and never run out!
My youngest son became obsessed with ranch dressing when he was growing up. Using the word obsessed, is no stretch, he dipped everything in it! I even think he may have invented dipping pepperoni pizza in ranch dressing, at least in our small world. Now we all love it this way!
When you have something that is always on the grocery list, like ranch dressing was for us, it makes sense to look for ways to cut the cost of buying it. Back then, the internet was a new thing (yes, I am that old) so just googling (say what?) wasn’t even an option. Now, looking up cost saving ways to make spices mixes myself is much easier and something I started doing a while back. It allows me to make large batches of Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix as well as other seasoning mixes I use often like, Homemade Taco Seasoning or Everything Bagel Seasoning and not worry about running out.
Making your own Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix is not only quick and easy, it saves you money!
Making a batch of homemade Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix is a pretty easy endeavor. It requires a small bowl and basic herbs and spices. The only thing you may need to look for is, buttermilk powder. This, I purchase online because I use it often, not only in this Ranch Seasoning Mix, but also in different breads and biscuits I make. I pulse all of the ingredients together in my small food processor so that the parsley and chives are just about the same size bits as the rest of the herbs. Using the food processor isn’t required, it just produces a more homogeneous powder mixture.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
- 1/2 cup dry buttermilk
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1-1/2 tsp dried chives
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp dried dill
- 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- In the bowl of a food processor, pulse all ingredients together until well combined (about 1 minute).
- Store in an airtight container. Good for 3 months.
This Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix makes wonderful salad dressing, dip and of course used as additional flavoring for veggies and baked goods. In fact, a very popular recipe on my blog for Ranch Zucchini Fritters utilizes this seasoning mix. This is a delicious recipe you need to check out. I have been known to mix this into the flour I dredge fish and chicken in before frying. Whip up a batch and store it in an airtight container. I keep my homemade seasoning mixes in extra Mason jars with a label, so they are always within reach. Give this Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix or any of my other homemade seasoning mixtures a try, they are sure to become a staple item in your cupboard. Enjoy!
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