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.