I know I’m not the only one who loves ALL THINGS RANCH. Right? I mean, have you ever tried the Siete Foods Ranch Chips?! They are addicting, to say the least. I wanted to recreate the tangy flavor of these to use on other foods. You know those ranch seasoning packets you can find in grocery stores? That’s the idea I was after, but without the long list of wacky ingredients. I try to avoid things like gums, artificial flavors, and ingredients that I can’t pronounce when possible. After a bit of research, I had a general idea of the ingredients I’d need to make a killer ranch mix.
Last weekend I set out to recipe test this ranch seasoning mix and ended up going to three stores to get the ingredients. Had I been more organized, I could have just gone to one, but I kept forgetting things. So there I was, on Saturday afternoon, driving to the third grocery store to pick up some buttermilk powder.
If you don’t already know, buttermilk is the reason ranch dressing is so tangy! In the recipe instructions, I mention that you can leave it out if you can’t find it. However, I highly recommend using it or else the flavor just won’t be quite the same!
This ranch seasoning mix comes together really quickly! You can store it in your spice cabinet so it’s ready to use whenever you get the craving. Use it to season fish, mix it into greek yogurt for a homemade ranch dressing, sprinkle it on popcorn… The options are endless! Because some of the spices are powdered and some are larger pieces, it will help with uniformity if you pulse the larger spices (dill, parsley, and chives), in a coffee grinder before combining with the others.
Ranch Seasoning Mix
- 4 tbsp buttermilk powder you can leave this out, but I highly recommend using it for the "tangy" taste!
- 2 tbsp dried parsley
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp dried chives
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Grind the chives, parsley, and dill together in a spice grinder, coffee grinder, or small food processor.
- Combine all of the ingredients together and mix.