Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

originally from "Quick Cooking" magazine

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine first 8 ingredients; mix well.
  2. Store in airtight container in a cool dry place. YIELD: 3 cups mix (enough to make 24 batches of ranch salad dressing). For Ranch Salad Dressing: In a bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of mix with mayonnaise and buttermilk.
  3. Refrigerate until serving.
  4. For Thousand Island Dressing: Add chili sauce and pickle relish to 1 cup prepared ranch dressing.
  5. For Cucumber Dressing: Add cucumber and celery seed to 1 cup of prepared ranch salad dressing.
Most Helpful

Easy to make and so much better than running to the store. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada December 02, 2009

This has become the "Go-to" dressing in our home. The "Ranch" variety is our favorite. We serve it alone whenever a salad is involved. Guests have asked where we buy it, and "Why is it in a tub?" "Where's the bottle?" "Is this a secret?" We just smile and say "It's our own blend.." It seems to keep forever, and opens up a lot of space in our 'fridge door... Thank you, Ms Nancy!

WokBurner December 16, 2008

Made the ranch dressing and it tastes just like the bottled dressing. I only needed 1/2 cup of dressing for another recipe and it was great to be able to make it up rather than having to buy an entire bottle.

sugarpea October 25, 2003