{better than hidden valley’s} dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix

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Never eat the MSG-laden, sodium-packed stuff again. You know the stuff I’m talking about.

This is so much better tasting, and so much better for you. It’s super easy to make too! Yay! Use this in place of the powdered, Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix in all of your favorite recipes!

In a large canning jar with a tight fitting lid:

1 heaping cup dry buttermilk powder

3 Tablespoons dry parsley flakes

1 Tablespoon dry dill

1 Tablespoon garlic powder

1 Tablespoon dry onion flakes

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon paprika (regular or smoked)

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix very well, using a spoon. Cover tightly and keep in a cool, dry place until ready to use.

for homemade ranch dressing:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

3 Tablespoons homemade dry ranch mix

1 cup buttermilk

Whisk all ingredients in a large bowl until mixed well. Transfer to a canning jar with a lid. Refrigerate until ready to use. This dressing will keep in your fridge for up to one week. This is wonderful on garden salads!

for homemade ranch dip:

1 cup sour cream

3 Tablespoons homemade dry ranch mix

Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Cover until ready to serve. Spoon into a bowl and serve with chips or raw veggies for dipping!



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  19 comments for “{better than hidden valley’s} dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix

  1. Sue
    March 14, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Sounds yummy, but I have never seen dry buttermilk powder, can you recommend where I might find some?

  2. Mickey franks
    March 15, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Sounds great

    • Melissa
      March 15, 2016 at 9:36 am

      thank you πŸ™‚

  3. Polly
    May 22, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks, always, always looking for low sodium recipes.

    • Melissa
      May 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      My pleasure! Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  4. Gigi
    March 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    I purchased buttermilk powder but in bulk and I only needed a cup! Other than doubling my recipe to share with friends and family, what other suggestions/recipes can you suggest for me to make before my leftover buttermilk powder hardens and get stale?
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful and amazing recipes.
    May God bless your generous heart.

    • Melissa
      March 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Pancakes! Waffles! Fried Chicken! Ranch Dressing! πŸ™‚ Hee hee. Hope that helps! XOXO ~M

    • JoLynnea
      June 6, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      Keep it in the refrigerator and it will be usable for months. You can use it in place of milk in recipes. Add the milk powder to the dry ingredients and use water or skim milk for the liquid. Add 1-2 Tablespoons to bread maker bread recipes.

    • Julie
      July 6, 2017 at 10:43 am

      I store mine in the freezer and it lasts much longer.

      • Melissa
        July 6, 2017 at 5:24 pm

        Great tip! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  5. Marsha
    November 11, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    This sounds great but I’m confused about the buttermilk. It’s mentioned in the dry mix as well as the dressing mix. Do you use dry buttermilk in the dry mix and fresh buttermilk when making the salad dressing? Thank you so much!

    • Melissa
      November 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      You make the dry mix with dry, powdered buttermilk. And, yes, when making the actual dressing you add buttermilk to the dry mixture. πŸ™‚

  6. Linda
    January 22, 2018 at 2:01 am

    Recipe sounds wonderful and I will buy buttermilk powder. Thanks

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