Homemade buttermilk ranch

Homemade buttermilk ranch

Contrary to what this blog may suggest we do not eat cakes and cookies every day. In fact I try to stick to real food. This means only food that is either in its original state (fruits, veggies, meat) or has an ingredient list I can pronounce. I try to stick to whole wheat flour and unrefined sugar. Probably close to 80% of what we eat is this way.

Homemade buttermilk ranch

What is amazing is that everything is so so so good. I love when I get asked “what is in this? It is so good!” and I reply with oh just zucchini, tomatoes, and garlic (for example). I make a lot of things other people would just buy in a store- case in point this recipe for homemade ranch.

Ranch mix packets at the store have a long ingredient list and often include stabilizers and anti caking agents. Mine has none. This mix is incredibly simple. I bought all the ingredients at our local natural foods grocery store from their bulk spices section. I just measured out and purchased the amounts I needed. I came home, dumped it all in a large mouth mason jar, shook it up, and was done.

After making the recipe I realized this made ranch mix for the next 5 years for our little family. I put some in tiny mason jars with instructions on the lid and gifted them to friends. I hope they have enjoyed it as much as I have.

Homemade buttermilk ranch mix

Ranch Mix (makes one quart dry mix)

1/4 cup Black Pepper
1 1/2  cup Parsley Flakes
1/2 cup Garlic Salt
2 tbs Kosher Salt
1/4 cup Granulated Garlic
3/4 cup Granulated Onion
2 tbs Dill Weed

Combine all the ingredients in an airtight container (like a mason jar). Shake to mix.

Ranch Dressing

1 1/2 tbs ranch mix
1 cup mayonnaise (preferably homemade)
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or jar with a tight fitting lid. Stir or shake to combine. Nom.

Note- You can substitute one avocado for the mayonnaise. The dressing won’t keep long and you will need to process it in your blender but it is SO good!

Homemade buttermilk ranch


3 thoughts on “Homemade buttermilk ranch”

  1. For those of us who can’t eat dairy, I am guessing a package of Soft silken tofu would be a good replacement for the sour cream/buttermilk, though it won’t have quite the same tang =)

    1. That sounds wonderful! Maybe increase the amount of lemon juice to account for the lack of tang? I have made it with yogurt instead of sour cream and had to increase the lemon juice.

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