Ranch Seasoning is a tangy and fresh seasoning blend made with easy to find herbs and spices. Use on vegetables, chicken, or to make homemade salad dressing.
Ranch seasoning is a great addition to your home spice rack. It's made with dried herbs like parsley and dill, giving this spice mix a fresh, tangy flavor.
Seasoning blends can make quick weeknight dinners even easier - simply add to your favorite protein, potatoes, or roasted vegetables.
I also love knowing exactly what it's made of; this seasoning requires only six ingredients. And you don't have to worry about running to the store to grab a processed ranch packet.
What is ranch dressing?
Ranch dressing is a popular salad dressing in the United States. It's a creamy dressing usually made with buttermilk as the base.
The main flavors of ranch include dill, garlic, and onion. Ranch dressing is is tangy and fresh, from herbs like parsley and dill.
This seasoning blend takes the herbs and spices of ranch dressing to make a dried spice blend.
Ways to use ranch seasoning
Aside from making your own ranch dressing or dip, what else can you use ranch seasoning for? I've used this seasoning to flavor pasta salad, chicken breasts, and hamburgers. I may try to make ranch meatloaf next.
Here are a few of my recipes that include ranch seasoning:
How to make homemade dressing
While I don't have a recipe for this yet, ranch dressing seems relatively simple. Mix equal parts sour cream, mayonnaise, and buttermilk. Add seasoning until desired flavor is achieved.
If you're looking for a lighter version, substitute some or all of the sour cream and mayonnaise with plain greek yogurt instead.
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 1 tablespoon dill
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended.
- Store in an airtight container.
- Use ranch seasoning on your favorite proteins, vegetables, potatoes, or pasta. Some ideas: hamburgers, meatloaf, roasted potatoes, broccoli, chicken breasts, potato salad, pasta salad.
Is this Hidden Valley Ranch Restaurant Style Mix?
This has a similar flavor to package ranch seasoning mix, minus the buttermilk powder.
How can I equate this recipe with the packet I can buy in the store? I use a lot of recipes that require the packet and I would love a healthier alternative and be able to use my sea salt instead.
One store bought ranch seasoning packet has about 2 tablespoons of seasoning. You can use this at a 1:1 ratio to replace the store bought packets.
I made this ranch seasoning today and used it in my gluten free crispy crunchy crackers...so delicious!! Love it and so easy. No more store bought Doritos with so many unhealthy ingredients!! Thanks so much Heather. It's a real keeper recipe. Will definitely try it on chicken and more. All the best, Lily in California.
Thanks for the recipe. To confirm, the parsley and dill are fresh?
The parsley and dill are dried for this recipe.
Im trying to do less salt. Can sea salt or Himalayan salt be used instead?
Yes, feel free to substitute with your preferred salt!
I loove seasonings