We LOVE ranch dressing in this house… Carrot sticks, chicken nuggets, coleslaw… I could go on. But I don’t love what’s in that bottle or what’s in the little packet. So I set out to figure out how to make my own “packet” so we can have homemade ranch any time!
Here is what you need:
1/3 cup dry buttermilk (I found mine at Whole Foods but most stores have this in the baking aisle- stick in fridge after you open!)
2 Tablespoons dried parsley
1 1/2 Teaspoons dried dill weed
2 Teaspoons garlic powder
2 Teaspoons onion flakes or granulated onion
1 Teaspoon ground black pepper
1 Teaspoon dried chives
1 1/2 Teaspoons sea salt
There are two ways to do this… Combine it all in a mason jar and stir with a fork or you can throw it all into a blender to get it really combined. I’ve done both depending on how much clean up I feel like doing!
I store the powder in a mason jar in the refrigerator. It has never lasted longer than 3 months because we use it up but it is fresh for 3 months in fridge. You can also freeze it.
3 Tablespoons of this mix equals 1 packet of the store-bought seasoning mix.
TO MAKE RANCH YOGURT DRESSING:
Combine 3 tablespoon ranch powder with 1 cup Greek yogurt and 1 cup milk, and either whisk to combine or add to a blender. I prefer the blender! I will usually add a little mayonnaise as well for a smoother flavor. I am not mayonnaise adverse though! I use about 3 tablespoons for the jar!