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“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 (yeah for cheap olive oil this week!). And while I love my vinaigrettes, I also like variety. I've been craving ranch dressing lately and much prefer this homemade version. While I wait for 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!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add each of the dried spices to a bowl and gently stir.
  2. Store in a resealable plastic baggie or small Ball Canning Jar with tight fitting lid in your spice cabinet.
  3. To make the ranch dressing, whisk together 1/3 cup mayonnaise with 1/4 cup milk (more or less depending on the consistency you want) with 1 tablespoon of the homemade ranch dressing seasoning mix. Season with salt, to taste. Use immediately and can refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  4. Makes about 4 tablespoons worth of mix. Or use the ratios above and mix up however much you'll need!

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