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Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix Recipe

Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:48 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. To prepare one batch dip: In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream and 2 tablespoons mix; stir until blended. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 1 cup dressing or 2 cups dip per batch.