Are you looking for a healthier way to serve dressing, yet easy? How about freezer style? I’ve adapted this easy recipe by making a double or triple batch and stowing the herbs in your freezer for fresh ranch dressing any time. It’s made with refrigerator staples and you’ll never have to run to the store (unless you run out of mayo or milk).
Enjoy ranch on everything knowing there’s no MSG, additives or preservatives. For optimal flavor, I suggest buying your herbs in bulk. I purchase mine at Earthfare and smell and taste the difference between cheaper spices that are .99 per container. I still use the cheap spices for other freezer cooking, but I like the freshest herbs for homemade dressings, like this one. Make sure the powder and herbs are well distributed before using.
Adapted form 5dollardinners.com
- 2 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Add each of the dried spices to a labeled quart size freezer bag, seal and shake. Store in freezer.
- To make the ranch dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup mayonaise with 1/4 cup milk. Add heaping Tbsp of the homemade ranch dressing seasoning mix.
- Use immediately and can refrigerate for up to 3 days.
- Plain yogurt or sour cream can sub for milk and mayo if desired.
Be sure to try this in my favorite ranch cheddar burger.
How will you use your ranch mix, without MSG?