Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

8 TBSP dried parsley
2 TBSP dried minced onion
1 TBSP dried chives, optional
2 TBSP black pepper
2 TBSP garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. thyme
2 tsp. oregano
3 tsp. salt
2 tsp. dried dill
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth (you will want to do this or it will be too chunky with all of the parsley). Store in a cool, dry place.

Ranch Dressing:
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 TBSP ranch dry mix

Blend ingredients, then add milk to desired consistency for salad dressing or omit milk for a Ranch dip. Recipe adapted from Dealstomeals.

A retired chef taught me years ago how to make Ranch dressing. The recipe consisted of sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, milk and then shake in every spice you can think of. I followed this pattern for years until I recently came across this recipe from the Dealstomeals website. It simplifies the process with measurements eliminating the need to taste, adjust the seasonings, then taste again. This blend has great flavor and it’s great to have the dry mix on hand. This dry mix is also great mix into ground beef for hamburgers!


Kellan said...

I've been searching for a good, simple, all-natural ranch dressing recipe. THANKS!

You wouldn't happen to know how to make mayo would you?

Emily said...

Hi Kellan, I've tried a few mayo recipes and haven't found anything I really liked. I don't eat raw eggs so that limits the number of mayo recipes out there to test but there are several that call for cooked eggs. If I stumbled across an amazing recipe, I'll post it. Thanks for stopping by!

Lindy said...

This recipe was great! Does the dressing keep well in the fridge? Any idea how long?

hsaxby said...

This makes 9-10 Tbls of mix once grinded up together.