This homemade ranch seasoning is a convenient dry mix for making salad dressings and dips, roasts, seasoning chicken wings, and more. Low carb and Keto recipe.
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If you love Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix, but want to control the ingredients, this is for you. I’ve used this recipe to season chicken wings, to make Mississippi Pot Roast, and delicious ranch dressings and dip. It’s herby and tangy.
You can use a little ranch seasoning in almost anything crackers, breads, garlic bread, meats, pasta salads… But what’s in that little packet of savory goodness you get from the store? Spoiler alert – It ain’t “goodness”!
Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix – Ingredients
Have you actually looked at the list of ingredients on one of those packets? Yikes! First ingredient, salt. Second ingredient, monosodium glutamate (MSG), then modified food starch, spices, onion, maltodextrin, natural flavor, and thickeners.
I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to clean-up my diet by ridding it of overly processed foods. I think this would qualify for a more wholesome homemade ranch seasoning replacement. Don’t you?
How to Make Homemade Ranch Seasoning
It’s super easy to make your own ranch seasoning mix at home. This recipe calls for garlic powder, dried chives, lemon pepper, dill, onion powder, parsley, salt, sweetener, and powdered lemon. Mix all of the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle, and work until fine in texture.
NOTE: If you are looking to make a buttermilk ranch seasoning mix, add 1/3 cup powdered buttermilk and 1/4 cup nutritional yeast to the dried seasonings. The buttermilk gives you some tang and the nutritional yeast provides some of that delicious umami flavor without the MSG.
I buy Bob’s Red Mill buttermilk powder on Amazon, but powdered buttermilk can be found in the baking aisle of most supermarkets. It’s a common addition for bread making and baking. It keeps in the refrigerator indefinitely. Nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast that has a rich, cheesy smell and taste. I buy nutritional yeast on Amazon or my local health food store. My Cheddar Cheese Cracker Recipe uses nutritional yeast to give it a super-flaky texture.
The recipe as written yields 1/3 cup with 1 tsp as a serving. If using in a Mississippi Roast recipe, use 1 tbsp – 2 tbsp per your taste.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning
- 2 tablespoon Dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon Dried chives
- 1 tablespoon Powdered sugar (I used SF Sukrin Icing Sugar)
- 5 teaspoons Granulated garlic
- 2 teaspoons Onion powder
- 2 teaspoons Lemon pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Dried dill
- 1/2 teaspoon Pink sea salt
- 2 packets Tru Lemon (1/8-1/4 tsp citric acid)
- Measure all ingredients into a mortar and pestle and work ingredients into a fine powder. Alternately, use an electric coffee grinder to powder the ingredients.
- Store in an air-tight container.
- Makes 1/3 cup of ranch seasoning powder. Serving size is 1 teaspoon. NET CARBS: 0.98 g per teaspoon.
To Make Dressing:
- Mix together: 1/2 c mayo, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1-2 T lemon juice, 1 T seasoning mix, 3 T water, 2 tbsp heavy cream, freshly ground black pepper to taste: 2.25 net carbs per 1/4 cup serving (serves 5)