Sunday, August 22, 2010
Homestyle Ranch Dressing Mix
Quite by accident I stumbled onto this recipe and was intrigued by how simple it was. There was nothing in it that I couldn't pronounce and even better nothing that I wouldn't normally have in my kitchen. I quickly mixed up a batch and then proceeded to mix up the dressing. It is full of flavor from the onion and garlic, with a nice tang from the buttermilk and a fresh herbyness (sorry that's my word) from the parsley. I plan on using it in many forms, all of which I will share with you, but for now it is salad dressing on my crisp cool iceberg lettuce. Enjoy!
Ranch Dressing Mix
Recipe Source: Modified slightly from Heavenly Homemakers
4 Tablespoons dried minced onions
8 teaspoon parsley flakes
3 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
Mix together and store in an air tight container. I used a baggie, but next time will use a large mason jar. You can also place all the ingredients into a food processor to make a finer powder if you wish. Mine isn't completely smooth because of the onion but we don't mind it like that.
For dip: Mix 2 Tablespoons dry mix with 2 cups sour cream
Mix up a few hours before serving, so the flavors all blend nicely.
Total Cost: $.89 (approximately $.19 per batch using 2 tablespoons of mix)
garlic powder $.02
**Dressing Total Cost: $1.52
2 T Ranch Mix $.19
**I know that some of you (my couponing/thrifty friends) will ask why I bother when I can just get the dressings when they are free. Well my family just really doesn't care for the brands that normally go on sale.We are opting instead for this version knowing that we will use it not look at it on a shelf in the pantry.