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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix - infinitely better than the little packets you can buy, way more healthy and much CHEAPER!!
Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Infinitely better than the little packets you can buy, way more healthy and much CHEAPER!!
Course: Salad Dressing
Keyword: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix
Servings: 22 1 tablespoon portions of powder
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
  • For the buttermilk dressing mix
  • 1 cup dry buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley*
  • 1 tablespoon minced dried garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • For ranch dressing
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt I use 0% fat
  • 3 tablespoons Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
  • ½ cup buttermilk or milk
  • For ranch dip
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
Instructions
  1. Add dry buttermilk powder and all herbs and spices to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process for 25-30 seconds or until ingredients are well blended. Transfer to medium size glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Add the dill and stir to combine. Store in refrigerator.
  2. To make ranch dressing, combine 3 tablespoons of the buttermilk dressing mix, 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I like Hellmans), 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and 1/2 cups buttermilk** in a medium size glass jar. Screw lid on tightly and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Dressing will also thicken a bit as it sits.
  3. To make ranch dip, combine 1 cup sour cream with 3 tablespoons of the buttermilk dressing mix and whisk until well combined.
  4. Homemade Buttermilk Dressing Mix will keep in the fridge for 3-4 months or in the freezer indefinitely.
Recipe Notes

The buttermilk powder is shelf stable until it's opened, then store it in the refrigerator.
* When you purchase dried parsley, look at the contents of the container. Look for parsley with a nice green hue vs a dull, greenish gray color )which means it's probably old).
** I tried the dressing with both milk and buttermilk. Yes, the mix has dried buttermilk and you could use milk but I preferred it with buttermilk. The flavor is fantastic.