Ranch Dressing Mix
I love the taste of salad dressing mixes but am sensitive to the MSG (a chemical flavor enhancer) they contain. Is there a recipe for a dry ranch salad dressing mix that does not contain MSG? —R.S., Fairborn, Ohio
This recipe for Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix does not include MSG:
RANCH DRESSING AND DIP MIX
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
2-1/2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: about 6 tablespoons mix.
To prepare dressing: In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon mix with mayonnaise and buttermilk; refrigerate. Yield: 2 cups.
To prepare dip: In a bowl, combine 1 tablespoon mix and sour cream; refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 1 cup.