This homemade ranch seasoning is nothing short of incredible! It's perfect for seasoning foods and making homemade ranch dressing!
Ranch is the most popular dressing for a reason: It's DELICIOUS! While there are several store-bought versions I like and pick up when I'm in a hurry, nothing quite beats that homemade ranch goodness. Packed with the perfect blend of dried herbs, this mix is amazing as a seasoning on cooked meats or vegetables or blended as a salad dressing.
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What You’ll Need
- Dried Parsley
- Dried Dill Weed
- Garlic Powder
- Dried Minced Onion
- Dried Minced Chives
- Black Pepper
Tools You’ll Need
- Food Processor (optional)
- Blender (optional)
- Mortar and Pestle (Optional)
Why You’ll Like Homemade Ranch Seasoning
- It's quick to make and lasts a long time!
- It's made with ingredients you're likely to have on hand!
- It makes for a great homemade gift!
- It's pop-of-flavor and freshness with any food it touches!
How to Make This Recipe
- In a blender or food processor, combine all of the ingredients. Pulse 6-8 times. You can also muddle the ingredients together with a mortar and pestle for 1 minute.
- Store the homemade ranch seasoning mix in an airtight container in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
Tips and Substitutions
- Two tablespoons of this mix is the equivalent of 1 1oz package of store-bought ranch seasoning mix.
- You can adjust the seasoning to your taste by adding more or less of any of the individual ingredients.
- If you like thinner dressing, add more milk. Thicker, add less milk or more mayonnaise.
- If you prefer a stronger ranch flavor, add more seasoning to your recipe!
- The finer ingredients tend to settle in a bottle, so give it a good shake before measuring out the ingredients you need.
- To make ranch dressing, whisk together ½ cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup buttermilk, and 2 tablespoons Homemade Ranch Seasoning. Stir until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Store this mix in an airtight container in a cool, dry place up to 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Seasoning blends can vary from brand to brand and recipe to recipe, but most have a blend that includes onion, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and chives. Some recipes call for dried buttermilk powder.
Yes! Some store-bought brands include gluten.
First, you can control the amount of ranch flavor by adding as little or as much seasoning as you prefer. Secondly, fresh buttermilk and herbs give it a pop of tang and flavor that's tough to beat!
Potatoes...of course! It's also great on chicken, roasted vegetable blends, or tossed with oil and crackers or pretzels and slow-baked in the oven.
Yes! A general rule of thumb for the dried-to-fresh herb ratio is to use 3 times the amount of fresh herbs as dried herbs.
This recipe makes ½ cup ranch seasoning.
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Homemade Ranch Seasoning
- 2 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 tablespoon dried dill weed
- 1 ½ tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 ½ tablespoon dried minced onion
- ½ tbsp dried minced chives
- 1 tsp tarragon
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Pulse all of the seasonings together in a blender or food processor 6-8 times. Alternatively, the spices can be muddled together in a mortar and pestle for 1 minute. Transfer the mix to a container, and store in the pantry for later use.
can u use half and half in place of the buttermilk?
Yes, you could. The buttermilk is what gives ranch that sour edge and adds to the thickness, but you can adjust it to your taste. A lot of ranch seasonings sold in store have dried buttermilk in the mixes.
Better than store bought packets. Yum!
Thank you SO MUCH!!!😁