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Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

Whisk up these homemade spice blends to save money, starting with this easy Homemade Ranch Dressing mix recipe!

I love, love, love my homemade taco seasoning mix.

It’s convenient, cheap and oh-so-tasty. And I’m mixing up a new homemade seasoning mix today…this time for ranch dressing!

This past weekend I planted some lettuce and other cold weather veggies.  I try to eat a salad for lunch everyday and usually mix up a quick vinaigrette. And while I love my vinaigrettes, I also like variety. 

I’ve been craving ranch dressing lately and much prefer this dairy-free homemade ranch dressing.  While I wait for the fresh parsley, dill and basil to grow up in the garden and be ready for some “fresh herbs” ranch dressing mix, I plan on using this version with the dried spices until then.

I also love this because it costs a fraction of what you would pay for a packet at the store, and makes twice as much!

Before we get to the recipe, how about a few homemade seasoning mixes to try out!

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

Get the herbs and spice blend you need to make easy homemade ranch dressing mix for salad dressing or ranch dips.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Salad, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade ranch dressing
Servings: 1 packets worth


  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Add each of the dried spices to a bowl and gently stir.
  • This combo makes 1 packets worth of dry ranch dressing mix.

How To Make Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing

Add 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1/2 cup milk with 2 Tbsp of the above mix.

Shake or whisk together and pour over a salad.

How To Make Homemade Ranch Dip

Add 1 cup of sour cream plus 2 to 3 Tbsp of the above mix, with a pinch or two of salt (to taste.)

Let sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours, to allow flavors to mingle.

Serve with veggies or crudites.


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This recipe is featured on Meal Plan Monday #216.