November 23, 2017

Ranch Seasoning & Dip Mix

I love mixing up fresh ranch dip for an appetizer for our family.  And since all the ingredients are what I consider pantry and fridge staples, it takes very little time to whisk together in a bowl to serve alongside our favorite chips or raw veggies.

Besides the wonderful benefit that this dip mix has no weird, chemical ingredients, its flavor is impressive!!  What makes it for me? The fresh garlic and lemon juice. But uh..that’s what makes hummus for me, too, so I’m not surprised.

Please experiment when you are mixing up ranch for you and your family.  Don’t be afraid to add a bit more or a bit less of this or that.  My family notices if there is too much dill, so I’ve learned to just use a smaller amount. But no way am I skimping on the garlic.  You may find that you’re the exact opposite, and you’ll love that you can adjust this without messing it up.

And I’m not sure how much less expensive this is than store-bought, because I didn’t do the math, but I am certain that it’s cheaper than buying a packet of Ranch seasoning.

Easy, fresh, delicious!



  1. Mmm–this looks so good, and I love the fact that you don’t have to mix any dry mixes with the sour cream and that I already have most of the ingredients on hand! Thanks for sharing!

  2. How would you adjust it for salad dressing? Thin it with milk? I have no idea, but I was just thinking last night that I should make my own Ranch salad dressing!

  3. Are the chives fresh or dried?

  4. I make Ranch dip all the time, too. My kids will eat just about any vegetable with it. I’ve never added lemon juice to the mix though, and I am definitely going to try that. You can also use either buttermilk or a combination of milk and mayo to make this into dressing. So tasty!

  5. Whenever I make a homemade version, it never looks quite this good. Yours looks like the real deal! Pinning for next time 🙂

  6. I had the “fresh or dried chives” question as well.

    • Dried chives for this recipe. You can use fresh, too, but it would require more than the 2 teaspoons suggested. 🙂

  7. Using plain yogurt instead of sour cream is a healthier alternative too. I haven’t made the seasoning part of it yet, but I have used store bought seasoning with plain yogurt. My husband said it is better than store-bought. Thanks for this, I can’t wait to try it!

  8. I just made this and am letting the herbs soften in the fridge until lunch. I’ve added this to my weekly rotation because it’s such a great way to eat a bunch of raw veggies, which I struggle to do on a daily basis.


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