Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Best Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing Mix Recipe in the World!

There is nothing better than eating a fresh, crisp salad on a summer’s day when it is too hot to cook.

Do you know also tastes great on that fantastic salad?

Salad dressing!

And do you know what is one of the most difficult things to buy if you have a dairy or milk food allergy?

Salad dressing!

Sad, but true. Most prepared salad dressing and salad dressing mixes contain milk solids to make them thick, especially my favorite, ranch dressing – unless you make it yourself!

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My ranch salad dressing mix recipe is the quickest, easiest, and over all best ranch salad dressing recipe on planet Earth because you can customize the recipe just the way you like it.

  • Do you like homemade buttermilk ranch salad dressing? You can make it with this recipe!

  • Do you like dairy laden ranch salad dressing? You can make it with this recipe!

  • Do you like dairy free vegan ranch salad dressing? You can make it with this recipe!
 It tastes fabulous! It is less expensive than buying those not big enough packets or bottles of ranch salad dressing mix. I don’t have police the ingredient list because I know exactly what is in it.

Food Allergy Friendly Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe


I don’t typically use onion and garlic powder in cooking because I like the taste of fresh better. I keep them around for this recipe. Sometimes but them on popcorn to kick the flavor up a notch.

Thoroughly mix together in a bowl the following spices:

2 Tablespoons of parsley
 
1 teaspoon of garlic powder – or more. More garlic = more better in my book!

1 teaspoon of onion powder
 
1 teaspoon of dill
 
1/2 Teaspoon of salt
 
1/2 teaspoon of pepper – or more if you want to make Peppercorn Ranch salad dressing mix

I store my homemade ranch salad dressing mix in an old glass jar in my pantry.

How to Make Ranch Salad Dressing with a Homemade Mix

 

Consider this a Choose Your Own Adventure recipe. The salad dressing seasoning mix stays the same. The only difference is  you can use your favorite type of milk and mayonnaise ingredients to make Buttermilk, allergy free, and regular ranch salad dressing.

Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe


Mix together:

1 Tablespoon of Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
 
1/3 Cup of mayonnaise or yogurt - if you want a thick and tasty dip you can use sour cream

1/4 Cup of milk

Allergy Free or Vegan Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe


Mix together:

1 Tablespoon of Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
 
1/3 Cup of egg and dairy free mayonnaise or yogurt – I don’t have an egg allergy so I use regular mayo

1/4 Cup of dairy free milk – I used soy, almond, and coconut milk with good results. I generally use whatever is in the refrigerator at the moment

Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe


Mix together:

1 Tablespoon of Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
 
1/3 Cup of mayonnaise or yogurt 

1/4 Cup of buttermilk – if you don’t have buttermilk on hand read my tutorial How to Make Buttermilk from Regular Milk here. It also works on dairy free milk!


Chill in the refrigerator after opening but I give you fair warning that it doesn’t last very long the fridge. It is the absolute best and tastiest ranch salad dressing mix in the whole, wide world!

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