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!
Ranch Dip and Seasoning Mix
- 16 ounces sour cream
- 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder and/or 1 fresh garlic clove, minced
- 2 teaspoons dried chives
- 2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
- salt to taste
- juice of half a lemon
Store dry ingredients in airtight container.
When ready to use, combine with 16 ounces sour cream, lemon juice, and fresh garlic for ranch dip.