Ranch dressing is a favorite condiment here at our house. We use it as a dressing and dip, we put it on salads, burgers, fries, chicken, pizza, veggies, you name it. This homemade version is far superior in taste and freshness than anything you will get out of a bottle. We like to keep a bulk mix of it on hand to season meat or to make up a quick batch of ranch when needed. I’ve included the recipes to make up one single batch and the recipe for the bulk mix to keep on hand.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
- 1 Tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice can be eliminated if using buttermilk
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/8 tsp dried dill weed
- 1/2 tsp salt
- dash of pepper fresh ground is best
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl or mason jar and whisk together to incorporate fully. It's best if made several hours to a day ahead of time and allowed to sit in fridge for flavors to blend. Dressing can be kept in the fridge for 7-10 days.
Ranch Seasoning Bulk Mix
- 1/4 cup onion powder
- 2 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup dried parsley
- 2 Tbsp salt
- 1 T dried dill weed
- 1 t. pepper
- Mix all ingredients in a jar and stir together. Put lid on and store with other spices. Use as a seasoning or to make dressing. To make dressing: add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of mix to 1 cup of mayonaise, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1/2 cup of milk or buttermilk. If using plain milk add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Whisk together ingredients and let set in fridge for a few hours to let the flavors combine. Dressing can be kept in the fridge for 7-10 days.
I like to buy most of my dried herbs in bulk from Frontier. It’s so nice to have them on hand in order to make up spice mixes. It also really saves money in the long run if you buy them in bulk
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Our favorite salt, I usually buy it in a 10-pound bucket.