I was browsing through the $5 Dinner Mom’s website when I came across her ingenious idea to mix up a big batch of seasonings at one time for an easy homemade Ranch dressing. Once your spice mixture has been made it’s a very simple process to add your perishable ingredient whenever you’re in the mood for some homemade dressing. Talk about being efficient! Now we prefer a Ranch dip over a dressing at our house (especially since it magically makes my 6-year-old eat twice as many carrots as normal) so below is a modified version that turns Erin’s spice mixture into a Ranch dip instead of a Ranch dressing. Enjoy!
Ranch Flavored Dip
- 2 tablespoon parsley dried
- 1 teaspoon dill dried
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon basil dried
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- sour cream for serving
Mix together the first six ingredients down to the pepper. Store in an airtight container.
When you are ready to make the dip stir 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture together with ½ cup sour cream. Serve with fresh sliced veggies or whole-wheat pretzels.
Save the remaining dry spice mixture in spice cabinet or pantry for another day.