Ranch Dressing Mix

Ranch Dressing Mix

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Make this DIY Ranch Dressing Mix and store it in your cupboard for when you need a fantastic salad dressing. You may also use it in dips or other recipes. Click to Tweet

Store Ranch Dressing Mix in your cupboard for when you need salad dressing. You may also use it in dips or other recipes.

I love (DIY) Do-it-Yourself food projects. In the past I’ve made my own pancake syrup, pancake mix, spice mixes, and of course, salad dressing mixes. Spice and Salad Dressing Mixes are so easy to do. Hardly any work at all.

Seasonings for Ranch Dressing Mix

The trick is having the correct ingredients, but if you’re pantry or spice cabinet is well-stocked, you shouldn’t have a problem. What makes a well stocked spice cabinet? Below I’ve listed my top 25 spices and herbs that I like to keep in my cabinet. Of course, you might want more or less, depending on how much you cook and your preferences. But this is a nice start for the recipes you’ll find on this site, including Ranch Dressing Mix.

25 Herbs and Spices to Store in Your Pantry:

  1. Cayenne/Red Pepper
  2. Celery Seed
  3. Chili Powder
  4. Curry Powder
  5. Basil
  6. Chives
  7. Dill Leaves
  8. Oregano
  9. Parsley
  10. Rosemary
  11. Thyme Leaves
  12. Garlic Powder
  13. Garlic Salt
  14. Cinnamon
  15. Ground Cloves
  16. Cumin
  17. Ginger
  18. Nutmeg
  19. Onion Powder
  20. Onion Salt
  21. Paprika
  22. Poppy Seed
  23. Red Pepper Flakes
  24. Seasoned Salt
  25. Sesame Seed

Ingredients Needed for Ranch Dressing Mix

For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

saltine crackers, dried parsley, dried minced onion, dried chives, dried thyme, dill, freshly ground black pepper, garlic salt, onion salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.

Putting it all Together

Combine the above dressing ingredients in a food processor. Whirl together until crumbs are very small. Store this in an airtight container. This will make a little over 3 cups and will keep for up to a year in a cool, dry place.

To Make the Ranch Dressing:

Recipe for Ranch Dressing Mix

In a food processor or blender mix together: 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 tablespoon dressing mix. Pour mixture into a pint jar or serving vessel. Cover and allow to chill for 4 hours.

To use, pour over your favorite salad. This recipe will make approximately 2 cups.

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Recipe for Ranch Dressing Mix

Ranch Dressing Mix

Here's a recipe to store in your cupboard for when you need salad dressing. May use it in dips or other recipes.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: DIY, Homemade Mixes, Ranch Dressing
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Refrigerate:: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 12 minutes
Servings: 3 cups

Equipment

Measuring Tools
Stainless Funnel
Cuisinart Food Processor
KitchenAid Blender

Ingredients

  • 12 individual saltine crackers
  • 1 cup dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup dried minced onion
  • 1/2 cup dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill leaves
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika

To Make Dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon dressing mix

Instructions

To Make the Dressing Mix:

  • Combine the first twelve ingredients in a food processor. Whirl together until crumbs are very small. Store in airtight container. This will make approximately 3 cups and will keep for up to a year in a cool, dry place.

To Make into a Dressing:

  • Using a food processor or blender, mix together mayonnaise, buttermilk, and dressing mix. May add more dressing mix, to suite your taste preference.
  • Pour into a pint jar or serving vessel. Cover and allow to chill for 4 hours. Pour over your favorite lettuce salad. This will make approximately 2 cups of dressing.
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