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Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix

 Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix
Give this versatile mix in a decorative jar with instructions for making dip or dressing. Then tuck it into a gift basket along with a pretty serving bowl and snack crackers or chips.—Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, TX
48 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING (per batch):
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR DIP (per batch):
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. Transfer to a
  • 4-ounce jar. Store in a cool dry place up to 1 year. Shake well
  • before using. Yield: about 6 tablespoons mix.
  • To prepare one batch salad dressing: In a small bowl, whisk
  • mayonnaise, buttermilk and 1 tablespoon mix. Refrigerate, covered,
  • at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Yield: 1 cup
  • To prepare one batch dip: In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour

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Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cream and 2 tablespoons mix; stir until blended. Refrigerate,
  • covered, at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 2 cups.