Homemade Ranch Seasoning & Dressing Mix

Homemade Ranch Seasoning & Dressing Mix | The Gluten Free Vegan

Welcome to {fast friday}. Was your week good? Do you have any big plans for this weekend?

I am posting this from Edmonton, Alberta during the first leg of our annual motorcycle road trip. This year we’re doing a shorter trip because all of our schedules this summer are very busy and a quick weekend getaway was all we could manage. We are headed to Jasper National Park to enjoy the scenery, do some hiking and of course to ride some beautiful mountain roads. The last time I was in Jasper to explore and appreciate the surroundings I was a pre-teen. I’ve driven through a few times since then but didn’t allow myself time to stop and enjoy the views again. Canada has some truly beautiful places and the natural attractions in this park are amazing year-round. I’m also hoping that on our way back home we have a chance to try one of the vegan and gluten-free friendly restaurants in Edmonton.

I hope you are all getting ready to have an amazing weekend wherever you are!

Megs & Levi on Motorbike | The Gluten Free Vegan

Now on to today’s {fast friday} recipe.

I used to buy a packaged ranch dressing mix and whip it up with vegan mayonnaise and almond milk until I read the ingredients on it more carefully and realized that while it was gluten-free and dairy-free it did contain a lot of chemicals and probably some non-vegan ingredients with unpronounceable names. I ditched it once I realized that and set out to come up with a good dry mix that could be used in different ways – vinaigrettes, creamy dressings, dips.

I really think this version does the trick quite nicely. It keeps indefinitely, stored in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning & Dressing Mix
 
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This ranch seasoning mix will quickly become a pantry staple, replacing those store-bought junky packets.
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Recipe type: Seasonings & Mixes
Serves: ¼ cup
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup dried parsley
  • 4 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine in a blender or spice grinder. Whizz up until finely ground. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

 

Using the Dry Mix:

To make into a vinaigrette, combine 1 tablespoon of the dried mix with 1/4 cup lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and 1/4 cup olive oil. Whisk to combine. Makes 1/2 cup dressing.

To make into a creamy dressing, combine 1 tablespoon of the dried mix with 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk and 1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise. Whisk to combine. Makes 1/2 cup dressing.

To make into a thick dip, combine 1 tablespoon of the dried mix with 1/2 cup of vegan mayonnaise. Whisk to combine. Makes 1/2 cup of dip.

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6 Responses to “Homemade Ranch Seasoning & Dressing Mix”

  1. Karen
    August 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    Sounds delicious! What a great idea to make your own. I can’t wait to try it!

    I don’t suppose you have a taco seasoning/mix recipe you’d like to share too? :)

  2. Kelly
    March 29, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    I have a recipe that calls for a packet of ranch seasoning…do you know how much of your mix this would be? Thanks!

    • March 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

      I’d be tempted to measure straight across for most recipes so if your recipe calls for a packet of ranch seasoning I’d use the equivalent in this ranch seasoning too. You just need to know how much is in a regular packet size – and I think that’s usually about 3 tablespoons (according to what the internet tells me). My seasoning mix makes up about 1/4 cup, or 4 tablespoons worth.

      I’m a ‘taste as you go’ kind of a cook, so I’d start with less and work my way up no matter what seasoning I’m using and so I’d also recommend this technique for you using this seasoning mix too. Enjoy!

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