Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

I was making something for lunch that called for ranch dressing mix. So I figured I must be able to make my own, rather than buying a version that was full of chemicals. So I found this post on I Believe I Can Fry (ha!) and was intrigued. I’ve never heard of powdered buttermilk before, and luckily there was a photo on the post so I could see what I was looking for at the store. I could only find a box with packets of dried buttermilk, so I had to cut the recipe in half. It smells like ranch dressing, and when combined with the ingredients for my lunch recipe, it sure tasted like ranch. This will be great to have on hand for salad dressing without all the junk. I’ll definitely report back when I make regular ranch with it.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
I Believe I Can Fry

1 cup powdered buttermilk
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 Tbsp dried chives
2 tsp dried minced onion
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dill weed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp celery salt

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until powdered. Store in an air-tight container.

Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Chumkie

    What a different twist to the egg roll! I am now following your blog and had a wonderful time browsing and plan to check back whenever you post a new entry.Chumkie of My Favourite Recipes.

  • BigFlavorsFromATinyKitchen

    Whisk together 1 1/2 tablespoons of mix with 1 cup of mayo and 1/2 cup milk and chill for 2 hours to let the flavors meld. I didn’t chill it the first time I used it and it was still good, but definitely better after some time in the fridge. Enjoy!

    • BigFlavorsFromATinyKitchen

      I found it at the regular grocery store in the baking/spice aisle. The brand I found was SACO: http://sacofoods.com/products/view/cultured-buttermilk

  • Jamie

    I have made this several times and LOVE this dressing, thank you so much. My kids have asked for us to never buy store bought again…:-) Have a questions though, how long does it last in the fridge?

  • BigFlavorsFromATinyKitchen

    So glad you and your family enjoy it! I actually need to make this more often now that I have a toddler running around the house 🙂 The instructions for mixing it into dressing say “To make dressing, combine 1 1/2 Tbsp of mix with 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1/2 cup of milk. Whisk to combine, then chill for 2 hours to let the flavors meld.”, so I’d say it will keep for as long as your milk is good. So if your milk expires in 2 weeks, I’d assume the dressing would be fine in the fridge for 2 weeks. Hope that helps!

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