"A dry ranch-style seasoning mix which can be combined with either mayonnaise and buttermilk (for a dressing) or mixed with sour cream, and served as a dip." — BEC
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This was good, to make on hand when needed. It's missing something that I can't put my finger on. I cut back the salt and changed it to kosher salt, as that's what other testers did as well. I also added 1/4 tsp. of ground red pepper, which gave it a bit of a kick. Using buttermilk is key when making this. I might keep experimenting. I plan on adding dill weed next time. EDITED 06/11/08: I added dill weed. That's what's missing. Much better with it.
The pepper is just wrong in this. It is no comparison to store bought, sorry!
This stuff is wonderful. I don't use buttermilk, but I use milk and vineger as a substitue. Tastes just like restaurant style ranch. Yumo!
I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5, because per previous reviews, I halved the amount of salt, and I think that was the right decision.
Instead of the 1 tsp of seasoned salt, I put in 1/4 tsp of seasoned salt, and 1/4 tsp of regular salt. That seemed to be just the right amount.
I made this into a dip with 1/4 cup buttermilk, an 8 oz container of fat-free plain yogurt, and about 1/2 cup of light mayonnaise. It was very good!
Amazing! I used 1 tbls of powdered buttermilk mix (much easier to have on hand than buttermilk) & just added water until the desired consistency. I never buy ranch anymore. Thanks a mil!!
I don't think pepper is really needed, or the amount called for is way too much. Try adding pepper to taste. For better taste allow it to mellow in the fridge for about an hour or longer, if possible. I used 1/2 fat mayo and 1% Buttermilk. Also, when using the amounts stated, you get a thick dressing. It looked like more of a dip to me, so I added an extra cup of buttermilk to thin it out and a tad more spice to compensate for the additional buttermilk. I REALLY couldn't tell this was a low-fat dressing. My finished dressing was very tasty and turned out to be about 28 calories a tbsp. Next time I want to try fat-free or 95% fat free mayo and see how that tastes. Thanks for the great recipe that has become a keeper for me!
This recipe makes a wonderful ranch dressing!! (use the mayo and buttermilk) I made a chicken tortellini salad, and I wanted a buttermilk ranch to use warm over the salad. This recipe was so fast to make and was delicious! I recommend it highly!
A great mix to keep on hand- with no unpronouncable ingredients. I scale the recipe for 30 servings and store the rest in a jar. I also like the dressing made w/ more buttermilk than mayo- it tastes more tart and fresh like the bottled stuff
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Dry Ranch Style Seasoning for Dip or Dressing
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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