I have been wanting to make my own Homemade Ranch seasoning and dressing for a while. As you may know, I am a bit addicted to Pinterest and I always see all these great homemade dressing recipes. I decided to try one of my own.
I love this because you can customize it for your taste preferences. Below I have the ingredient list and portions I used. If you like more or less of a particular ingredient you can easily adjust it to your tastes.
I actually have 2 versions of this recipe below. One that uses FRESH buttermilk and one that uses POWDERED buttermilk. I know most of us probably do not keep fresh buttermilk on hand….so the powdered version is a great alternative.
I started out with a base of Dry Buttermilk. You can pick this up at your local grocery store. If my memory serves me correctly it was in the same section as the powered milk at my local store.
I was inspired by many recipes (please see below), the recipes that called for dry buttermilk called for 1/3 cup of powered buttermilk as a base for their ranch seasoning mix
Ranch Seasoning Mix
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Dried Parsely
2 teaspoons of Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons of Onion Poweder
1 1/2 teaspoons of Dried Dill Weed
1 teaspoon of Season Salt (or Regular Salt)
1 teaspoon of Black Pepper
Since I was using Powdered Buttermilk for this round I went ahead and combined my buttermilk with my seasoning.
1/3 Cup of Powdered Buttermilk
If you plan on using FRESH buttermilk, then leave out the powdered buttermilk.
You will just want to combine your ingredients and mix well.
I made mine in a mason jar. I just place the lid on and gave it a good shake. I ALSO want to note that the Dried Buttermilk stated that it needed to be refrigerated after opening (wish I would have noticed that before I chowed down on a big salad with this homemade ranch dressing a week after I had not refrigerated the seasoning…oops) So if you choose to combine the dried buttermilk in with your other seasonings you will want to keep your seasoning mix in the refrigerator.
How to Make Ranch Dressing
You will want to combine 1- 2 Tablespoons of Ranch Seasoning (I used about 1 1/2 ) with 1/3 cup of milk and 1/3 cup of plain yogurt or mayo.
I used yogurt because I am calorie conscious and I really don’t care too much for mayo.
***If you used FRESH Buttermilk (instead of powered) it would replace the MILK in this recipe.****
Just add your Ranch Seasoning, Milk and Yogurt into a jar and shake well.
If you are having an issue getting the ingredient to combine you could always use a shaker or mixer.
Wah-la. There you have it- Homemade Ranch Dressing.
Funny story…. the first time I made this…I misread my own handwriting and used 2 cups of Ranch Seasoning instead of 2 Tablespoons. My 7 year old son tried it and told me it was very “tangy”. My husband called it Mega Ranch. It was pretty terrible. I recommend the non-mega version.
I think I prefer the Fresh buttermilk version, but the powdered buttermilk version is a great alternative too.
Also, you will find several more Ranch recipes and more on my Homemade Salts, Seasonings & Syrups Pinterest Board!
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