This homemade ranch seasoning is SO easy to mix up. It's all dried spices you already have on hand. Making a big batch at once is super convenient for when you need dip or dressing.
Why You Need This Recipe
- You have all these dried herbs already in your cabinet, I'm sure! And if not, they are good ones to keep on hand for all recipes.
- Ranch dip and dressing are really popular (because it's goooood) - but the ingredients on the bottles aren't the best.
- Buying the dry packet or ready made dip at the store really adds up quick. Making your own is much more affordable.
Minced onions - The backbone of the recipe. These give some texture to the finished dip.
Garlic powder - Tangy and zippy!
Salt - Pick your favorite, such as Real Salt, or whatever you have on hand that you use as table salt.
Dried parsley - Also for colour, as the larger flakes are what you really see when you look at ranch.
Dill, thyme, and basil - These add color and the final "ranch" flavour. Some people leave out the dill; you can customize to your liking!
How to Make Ranch Seasoning
Measure everything out! That's it. Really.
You can stir it up in a bowl or just add it straight to a storage jar and shake well.
How to Make Ranch Dip
Add the ranch seasoning mix on top of equal parts mayo and sour cream and boom - dip!
Tips and Tricks
- Depending on how frequently you use ranch seasoning mix, you can double, triple, or however much this recipe. Buying individual spices in bulk helps you make fun mixes like ranch or taco seasoning.
- Store your ranch mix in an airtight container. I think the bail-type lids are more airtight than plastic screw-on lids.
- Making a big batch? Store in a mylar envelope and pop it in one of your food buckets.
Homemade Ranch Dip keeps for a week in the fridge. Label jar of dry mix with mixing instructions and store in cupboard for future use. I make a pint jar of this every week. We adore it!
You can use right away, but best if sits in fridge for a good half hour first. This helps the onions soften and the flavors mingle.
Another jar I keep in the pantry? Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Mix! I promise once you start making your own mixes you won't know when to stop.
Don't like sour cream or fresh out? Try yogurt instead.
Thin out your sour cream with buttermilk or kefir to make a pourable salad dressing instead of dip.
Definitely! Use your favorite non-dairy milk, tofu-cheese, etc. You can add this ranch seasoning to anything sort of yogurt you like to make a great veggie dip.
Sprinkle over chicken before grilling. Add to oven fries or grilled potatoes (or any roasted veggie!).
We love to take ranch dip on picnics, days in the woods, or to the beach. Looking for more great "on the go" recipes? This Ranch Dip Mix is included in my Anywhere You Go eBook. This resources has so many recipes that you can easily freeze, store, or take with you.
Bonus tip! My new favourite way to put our snacks for the kids is in this mini loaf pan. Isn’t it so cute?!
This mix is just so pretty on its own! You can totally use it as a gift. Place in a pretty jar and attach a label with the dip recipe.
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Kate's Ranch Dip Mix
Ranch Dip Spice Mix
- 5 Tablespoons dry minced onions
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 2 Tablespoons dry parsley
- 1 teaspoon dill
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream or yogurt, more like thick dip buttermilk or kefir (more like pourable dressing)
- 2 Tablespoons dip mix
Ranch Dip Spice Mix
- In a half pint jar shake together the onions, garlic powder, salt, parsley, dill, thyme, and basil.
- To make the dip, mix together the mayonaisse, sour cream and 2 tablespoons of dip mix.
- The dip keeps for a week in the fridge. Label jar of dry mix with mixing instructions and store in cupboard for future use. I make a pint jar of this every week. We adore it!