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Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe (Copycat Hidden Valley)

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This Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe has simple ingredients, is easy to make, and is loaded with flavor. You can use this dry ranch mix to create your own marinades, dips, salad dressings, and more. Best of all, it’s healthier than the seasoning packets.

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This homemade dry ranch seasoning mix is dairy-free, low in sodium, and healthier than store-bought ranch dressing mix. It’s the best way to have flexibility and control over your own homemade ranch dressing mix. 

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Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix

Reader Review of this Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe

“I love the flavor and the fact that I can cut the salt.” – Adam

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I used to love ranch dressing, and the thicker, the better! Who’s with me?

When I weighed nearly 300 lbs, I would use Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and think I was eating healthy because I was eating it on a salad or dipping veggies. Little did I know then that two tablespoons had 140 calories and 14 grams of fat!

Now that I Intentionally Eat, I decided to make my own homemade ranch seasoning mix and make it as healthy as possible. Obviously, I eliminated the MSG, but I also eliminated the dairy and soy. I cut back on the sodium; if you want to cut back on the sodium content, you could completely eliminate the added salt.

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Homemade Dry Ranch Dressing Mix

Why this is the best homemade dry ranch seasoning mix recipe

  • Dietary Restrictions: Ranch lovers with dairy allergies, vegans, or those following a dairy-free diet can still enjoy the flavor of ranch seasoning without the dairy component. Making a homemade version allows you to control the ingredients and ensure it is free from dairy products.
  • Customization: Making your own ranch seasoning mix allows you to customize the flavors and ingredients. You can adjust the dried herbs, spices, sodium, and seasonings to suit your personal preference and dietary needs.
  • Cost Savings: Homemade seasoning mixes can be more cost-effective than store-bought options, especially when buying spices and herbs in bulk. Making your own allows you to save money while enjoying the convenience of having a versatile seasoning mix on hand for various dishes.
  • Versatile: Dairy-free ranch dressing is very versatile. You can use it to make homemade ranch dip, this incredible Taco Soup, or vegan ranch salad dressing, and even use it to add ranch flavor to bland foods like roast potatoes or vegetables.

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Ingredients for Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe

These basic ingredients make an incredibly flavorful seasoning mix. The full recipe card includes ingredient quantities, full step-by-step instructions, and nutritional information below. To whip up this easy recipe, you’ll need:

  • dried parsley
  • dried dill weed
  • onion powder
  • dried onion flakes
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • black pepper
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How to Make Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe

You can follow these simple steps to make this dry ranch dressing mix.

  • Combine the spices and mix until well combined. Store in an airtight container.
  • If you prefer a finer consistency, process the dry ingredients in a spice grinder until it’s a fine powder. Store in an airtight container. 

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Tips for using this homemade dry ranch seasoning mix recipe

  • Ranch Dip: Mix the seasoning with dairy-free alternatives such as coconut yogurt, cashew cream, or dairy-free sour cream to create a delicious ranch dip for fresh vegetables, potato wedges, or tortilla chips.
  • Salad Dressing: Whisk the seasoning mix with olive oil, vinegar, or lemon juice to make a flavorful ranch salad dressing. Drizzle it over salads, grain bowls, or roasted vegetables for added flavor.
  • Roasted Vegetables: Toss vegetables like potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts with olive oil and the ranch seasoning mix before roasting. The seasoning adds a savory flavor to the vegetables as they cook.
  • Popcorn Seasoning: Sprinkle the seasoning mix over freshly popped popcorn for a tasty and savory snack. It adds a delicious ranch flavor without the need for butter or cheese.
  • Marinade: Use the seasoning mix as a dry rub or marinade for tofu, tempeh, or seitan before grilling or baking. It infuses the protein with savory ranch flavor as it cooks.
  • Pasta Salad: Mix the seasoning with cooked pasta, diced vegetables, and protein such as chickpeas or tofu, which is a great way to make a delicious ranch pasta salad. It’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a side dish for barbecues.
  • Sandwich Spread: Mix the seasoning with dairy-free mayonnaise or hummus to create a flavorful spread for sandwiches, wraps, or burgers. It’s a great thing that adds a zesty ranch flavor to your favorite sandwich fillings.

These ideas offer various ways to use a dairy-free dry ranch seasoning mix to add flavor to a wide range of dishes and snacks. Experiment with different combinations and enjoy the delicious ranch taste without dairy or chemicals.

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Homemade Dry Ranch Dressing Mix

FAQ’s

What are the Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Ingredients?

Maltodextrin, buttermilk, salt, monosodium glutamate, lactic acid, dried garlic, dried onion, spices, citric acid, less than 2% of: calcium stearate, artificial flavors, xanthan gum, carboxymethylcellulose, guar gum, natural flavors (soy). Contains: Milk, Soy

How Do You Store This Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe?

This dry ranch seasoning mix will stay fresh if stored in a mason jar or airtight container and kept in a dry place.

The ranch dressing mix will stay fresh in your cabinet or pantry for up to a year. The most important thing is to keep the dry mix away from heat and humidity.

How do you use this Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix?

Approximately 2 Tablespoons equals 1 store-bought package and can be used in many ways.

For fresh salad dressing, combine 1 cup plant-based milk, 1 cup vegan mayonnaise, and 2 Tablespoons dry mix in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate. Chill for 30 minutes to thicken. Stir before serving. 

For a fresh dip, combine 16 ounces of vegan sour cream with 2 Tablespoons in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate to chill. Stir before serving.

How many calories in Ranch Seasoning Mix?

If you are a wise weight loss label reader (I hope you are), you will see that the popular brand serving size is 1/4 teaspoon and has zero calories.

This Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix has 2.5 calories per 1/4 teaspoon. As you can see from the ingredient list, most of the calories come from the large, flavorful amounts of onion and garlic powder I used instead of MSG. I will take healthy calories over zero chemical calories any day.

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Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe (Copycat Hidden Valley)

This Homemade Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe has simple ingredients, is easy to make, and is loaded with flavor. You can use this dry ranch mix to create your own marinades, dips, salad dressings, and more. Best of all, it's healthier than the seasoning packets.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat hidden valley ranch dressing mix, dairy free ranch mix, dairy free ranch seasoning, dry ranch dressing mix recipe, dry ranch seasoning, dry ranch seasoning mix recipe, gluten free ranch seasoning, vegan ranch seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 31kcal
Author Cindy Newland with Intentionally Eat

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried parsley
  • 8 tsp dried dill
  • 8 tsp onion powder
  • 8 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 8 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine the spices and mix until well combined. Store in an air tight container.
  • If you prefer a finer consistency, process spices in a spice grinder. Store in an air tight container. 

Notes

Nutritional Information is only an estimate. The accuracy of this recipe may differ depending on the ingredients you use. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1.5g | Sodium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g

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​Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a medical professional. The information provided on this blog is based on my personal experiences and research as a vegan recipe enthusiast. While I strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or a registered dietitian before making any significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns. The recipes and tips shared on this blog are meant for general informational purposes and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always prioritize your health and well-being by seeking personalized guidance from a qualified healthcare provider.

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