This homemade Ranch Dressing Mix makes a perfect seasoning for everything from classic salad dressing to grilled chicken. It has all the zesty ranch flavor you love with none of the sugars, flours or preservatives.
Have you made this Low Carb Ranch Dressing yet? Today, we’ll show you how to use the dry seasonings from that dip to add instant ranch flavor to any dish. We especially love it in this Keto Crack Chicken recipe!
What is Dry Ranch Dressing?
Dry Ranch Dressing is a seasoning mix of herbs, spices and dried buttermilk. It can be combined with liquid ingredients to make a dressing or used as a dry rub for meats and vegetables.
The store bought packets of dry ranch seasoning have been a staple of quick and easy homecooked meals for years. There’s something satisfying about the particular combination of dried herbs in ranch dressing that keeps you coming back for more.
But like so many other processed convenience foods, ranch seasoning packets are chockfull of (you guessed it) extra sugars, flours and preservatives. When you want to know exactly what’s in your food and feel good about what you’re serving your family, homemade seasoning mix is the way to go.
It turns out ranch dressing doesn’t need all those additives and sugars to taste delicious! This dry seasoning mix delivers plenty of familiar ranch-y flavor without the unwanted additions.
More reasons you’ll love this dressing mix:
- It’s keto and gluten free. No added sugar, maltodextrin or MSG.
- Homemade seasoning takes just seconds to make!
- It tastes better than store bought dry ranch mix by a mile.
- Dry buttermilk powder is dehydrated from cultured milk (buttermilk). It ties together the flavors of the herbs and spices while giving the ranch seasoning its familiar tang. You’ll find dry buttermilk in the baking section of the grocery store.
- Onion powder and garlic powder are essential for perfect ranch seasoning! I prefer using powdered versions over granulated in my ranch seasoning.
- Dried parsley and dill bring the signature herby flavor to this seasoning blend. For these herbs you want to used the dried leaves, not the powdered versions.
Once you mix together your ingredients, you’re ready to use the ranch seasoning mix in all kinds of delicious dishes. It works just like the store bought packets in any recipe that calls for ranch dressing mix.
- Whisk this seasoning with mayonnaise, sour cream and buttermilk, then drizzle over your favorite salads for a sugar free Ranch Salad Dressing. For a main course the whole family will love, try this Baked Ranch Chicken. It’s the perfect seasoning for pork chops and pot roast too!
- Give roasted vegetables an extra boost of flavor by sprinkling a little ranch seasoning mix on top. It goes with broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, cauliflower. . . basically any veggie you like will taste great with a ranch-y twist.
- If you love ranch seasoned potatoes, go ahead and add some of this mix to a bowl of cauliflower mash or some roasted radishes for an easy low-carb side dish.
- Serve our baked garlic parmesan wings with today’s ranch!
I recommend storing this dressing mix in an airtight container in the fridge. It stays fresh for up to 3 months.
Two tablespoons of this homemade seasoning is equal to one packet of the store bought version.
The buttermilk powder is necessary for giving the dry mix a tangy ranch flavor. If you omit the buttermilk powder, and replace it with powdered milk, it will work, but be less tangy.
Definitely! For a spicy ranch seasoning, add a 1/4 teaspoon of red chili flakes or cayenne pepper to the mix.
Make salad dressing with the dry ranch mix:
Combine ¼ cup dry ranch seasoning mix with 1 cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, and ½ cup milk (or buttermilk).
Whisk until smooth and serve over salad.
More Keto Dinner Recipes
- Chimichurri Shrimp
- Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
- Keto Enchilada Casserole
- Tuscan Chicken Recipe
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- 1/2 cup dry buttermilk powder
- 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
- 3 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons onion powder.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Whisk until combined.
- To make ranch dressing, mix ¼ cup ranch seasoning mix with 1 cup mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, and ½ cup buttermilk. Whisk until smooth and serve over salad.
- Use 2 Tablespoons of dry ranch dressing mix to substitute one packet (envelope) of ranch mix.
- Store dry dressing mix in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g
Enjoy your favorite ranch-seasoned meals without the extra sugars and flour! This Homemade Dry Ranch Dressing Mix is low-carb, keto approved and so easy to make.