By Karen=^..^= on May 13, 2002
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
"This mix can be stored for up to 12 months and added to additional ingredients to make homemade Ranch dip or dressing. It beats bottles and jars anyday!"
Serving Size: 1 (53 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is a fantastic recipe for ranch dressing. It's a snap to mix and gives a body several batches for future use. Great idea, Karen. Thanks bunches for posting. I sure don't need to buy commercial packets anymore. Laudee C."
"I made the mistake of thinking I had a packet in the pantry when I didn't. I had all these things on hand, so this was definitely easy and a money-saver. I didn't use this in a dip/dressing yet, but used in another recipe that called for the ranch packet. I will update later with the results. UPDATE: I've made dip with this several times and I am so excited that I found it! It is so much more economical than buying packets and is so easy since these are pantry staples for us. Will continue to use over & over!"
"Taste-tested and teen approved! Needed an extra dip for our Christmas munchie table and I remembered I had this saved. Whipped it up in no time. Teenage DD was the first to try and dubbed the dip "amazing". There you have it. P.S. I added the dill as suggested by other reviewers and only used 2 tsp of the paprika. Thanks for posting!"
"I needed a version of ranch dressing mix that was vegan for another recipe-- store-bought mixes inevitably have dried buttermilk or other dairy. This was perfect! It made the other recipe taste great. After combining the spices, I poured all of this into my coffee grinder and whizzed it around until the mixture was a consistent powder. I didn't want the larger spices to settle unevenly while it was being stored. It filled a regular-sized spice jar I had just emptied, which will make it easier to keep around for future use."
"It's me again!. I added Dillweed to it and that is great too (eagual amount to the salt sugar, pepper etc) This is an amazing recipe! I had all of the ingredients and it tastes way better than any store bought dip. My husband has a problem with the presevatives in the premade dips and mixes, he LOVES this one! I did not use the Paprika because that is one spice he does not like, but, it is still great! Thanks!!"
"This made great mix for Ranch Roasted Potatoes. I didn't have any packets to use and figured there must be a recipe out there I could substitute. Well, I won't be buying any more packets! This recipe is awesome! Can't wait to try it as a dressing or dip mix. Thanks!"
"I did enjoy this but it really didn't taste like a classic ranch dressing to me. Good but I'll keep looking."
"I made it with milk instead of buttermilk, and it was still great. Wonderful because it uses stuff I typically have in my pantry."
"Made a spice bottle of this a few months ago and have made the dip several times. Get LOTS of compliments on the dip. Will never buy store bought ranch packets again. This saves money and tastes so much better."
"i couldn't get dried onion flakes or buttermilk where i am, so i used fresh (drained) grated onions and 1C full milk with 1T vinegar for the dressing (with 1 C mayo). turned out great!"
"yum! I added a little parmesan cheese to my dip & did half yogurt, half sour cream. It's yummy!"
"I loved this! I'm currently in the UK and ranch dip is something of a rarity (aka I've never seen it!) and I've been craving it for ages. I recently went to a potluck and it proved the perfect excuse to make this. It was truly delicious and very well recieved, even by people who've never tried ranch before :)"
"I added this to a few tablespoons of red wine vinegar and olive oil to make a paste for a chicken marinade. I was a little hesitant about the red color from the paprika, but the kick it added was wonderful. DH found this a little too spicey, so next time I'll cut back on the paprika. Thanks."
"THis recipe makes a great dip, but I didn't really care for it as a dressing. I thought there was too much paprika in it, which turned the mixture a little red-not something I'm used to seeing in Ranch dressing. I found it more appealing after adding some extra garlic, some dill, and a little more sugar, and mixing into sour cream, (like for a dip) and then thinning it out with some vinegar. (I checked the ingredient listing on a bottle of lite Ranch I had in the fridge which gave me some clues as to what was missing). After these adjustments, it was very good, although I'd still cut back on the paprika next time."
"I have tried this many times as the dip for fresh veggies. I cut back quite a bit on the salt due to dietary restrictions and it still tastes great! Thanks for providing me with a healthier alternative to the store bought version."
"This is fantastic! It is so very easy, yummy, and avoids all those icky preservatives. Thanks for the big time winner Karen...."
"This is a keeper. Made a few adjustments added some onion powder and 1/2T dried dill weed. Even my husband gave it a thumbs up and suggested I use it as a season-all for meats and veggies! Better than the packaged mix! Thank you for making a long time favorite a homemade special!"
"This mix smells wonderfully ranch! Per other reviewers, I skipped the paprika and instead added a tablespoon of dried dill. I do not miss the paprika at all. Then I gave it a brief spin in the blender to chop and incorporate the onion flakes better. I doubled the recipe.<br/><br/>I'll be using this mix today to make ranch breaded chicken tenderloins to tray freeze and bake up later."
"This was edible but it didn't taste like ranch dip, to me... Paprika? I've never seen pink ranch dip, so that can't be right. And the chunks of onion flakes seemed odd to me, but perhaps at that point I was just concentrating too hard. I followed the written recipe & included dill weed like another reviewer suggested. Disclosure: instead of sour cream, I mixed the dry-mix into plain yogurt. (That's something I always do with store-bought packets of ranch mix.) I dunno. I'm gonna look around for other versions."
"I have made both dressing and dip with this recipe exactly as written and it is very flavorful. I usually make it ahead of time as the flavor improves after about 24 hours. Wonderful!!"