Ranch seasoning is a tangy and fresh seasoning blend made with herbs and spices. Use it to season vegetables, chicken, or to make homemade salad dressing.
Ranch seasoning makes a great addition to your home spice rack. It's made with dried herbs like parsley and dill, giving this seasoning mix a fresh, tangy flavor. Plus this version is gluten-free and dairy-free, making it easy to add to your favorite vegan dishes.
Making your own ranch seasoning is a great alternative to buying processed packets from the grocery store. This recipe is made with six simple ingredients, so you know exactly what's going into your food.
You'll need six ingredients to make this ranch seasoning recipe:
- Dried parsley
- Dried dill
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
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 everything from pasta salad to chicken breasts.
Here are a few of my recipes that include ranch seasoning:
- Ranch roasted potatoes
- Chicken bacon ranch pasta (a reader favorite!)
- Buffalo ranch chex mix
- Rotisserie chicken salad
- BLT dip
- Crock pot buffalo chicken dip
- BLT pasta salad
What is ranch dressing?
Ranch dressing is a popular salad dressing in the United States. It's a creamy salad dressing, usually made with buttermilk as the main ingredient of the base.
The standout flavors of ranch include dill, garlic, and onion. It has a tangy, fresh flavor that pairs particularly well with fresh veggies.
How to make homemade dressing
While I don't have an official recipe for this yet, homemade ranch dressing is relatively simple. Mix equal parts sour cream, mayonnaise, and buttermilk. Add ranch 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.
I also have a recipe for Greek yogurt ranch dip, which is perfect for serving with fresh cut veggies like carrots and celery.
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon dried 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 at room temperature.
- Use ranch seasoning on your favorite proteins, vegetables, potatoes, or pasta. Some ideas: hamburgers, meatloaf, roasted potatoes, broccoli, chicken breasts, potato salad, pasta salad.
- Ranch seasoning will keep for up to six months if fresh, potent dried herbs were used. Ground spices and dried herbs lose their potency over time. If your seasoning blend smells like nothing, it's time to replace it.