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 ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING: 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup buttermilk ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR DIP: 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.