We love ranch dressing at our house and I often will use it in recipes, but those little packets at the store can add unnecessary expense to your grocery bill. You probably already have all the spices you need to make ranch dressing mix in your cupboard right now. I have a little mason jar that I keep ours in and it has been so handy. I am never going back to buying those packets! A packet at the store is 0.7 oz, or 1.5 Tablespoons of your homemade mix. I always use it the dry mix state but you can make it into regular ranch dressing or a dip if you like.
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Source: Heavenly Homemakers
5 Tbl dried minced onion
7 tsp parlsey flakes
4 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dill (Heavenly Homemakers doesn't add dill, but I had compared several recipes and chose to include it)
1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container.
For Dressing: Mix 2 Tbl dry mix with 1 C mayonnaise and 1 C buttermilk. Allow flavors to blend for a couple hours before serving.
For Dip: Mix 2 Tbl dry mix with 2 C sour cream. Allow flavors to blend for a couple hours before serving.