Have you ever looked at the ingredients on a Hidden Valley Ranch ranch seasoning mix packet? Let's just say it contains more than just seasonings. Also included on the list of ingredients is MSG, maltodextrin and artificial flavors. None of which you need to get the flavor you are looking for, which is why I came up with my ranch seasoning mix recipe.
For a full list of ingredients in a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch look here.
What is ranch seasoning mix?
Ranch seasoning mix is a combination of different spices and seasonings that when combined together and mixed with a creamy base, create a delicious ranch flavor like ranch dressing. You can use the seasoning mix to make ranch dressing, add delicious ranch flavor to soups, tacos, and anything else you can dream up.
You don't need to buy ranch seasoning mix from the store - it's made up of common everyday dried seasonings and spices. The recipe below tells you exactly what you need.
I like to use this recipe in small, individual batches and dip veggies in it. ½ tsp mixed with ¼ cup Greek unsweetened yogurt makes a healthy dip. It tastes great too!
Homemade Ranch Seasoning
- Combine all ingredients in an air-tight jar
- 2-3 tbsp is equivalent to 1 packet of store-bought ranch seasoning mix
- Combine with sour cream, mayo, Greek yogurt or other dairy base for use as a dip or in a recipe.