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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, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1 cup dressing or 2 cups dip per batch

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Mix seasonings until well blended. Transfer to an airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year. Shake to redistribute seasonings before using. Yield: 4 batches dressing or 2 batches dip (about 4 tablespoons mix).
    To prepare salad dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk and 1 tablespoon mix. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour before serving.
    To prepare dip: Mix mayonnaise, sour cream and 2 tablespoons mix until blended. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons dressing: 108 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
1/4 cup dip: 262 calories, 27 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 297 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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