It seems like forever that I’ve been searching for a replacement for those rather expensive packets of dried Ranch dressing mix you can buy at the store. Finally, I’ve found the perfect one. And the nice thing about making the mix at home is that I can tweak it a bit for my own tastes. For me that means a bit more dill.
This recipe for Ranch dressing mix requires dry buttermilk. I found it near the canned and powdered regular milk in our grocery store. Although it wasn’t cheap, it’ll make a very big batch of dressing mix, more than making up for the cost versus the packaged stuff.
Ranch Dressing Mix
- 1/2 cup dry buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley crushed
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- Combine all ingredients. Crush in a mortar or pestle or pulse a few times in a spice blender.
- Store in an air-tight container.
- To make salad dressing combine 1 tablespoon of the mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup milk.
- For use in recipes, substitute 1 tablespoon of mix for each envelope required.