For this challenge, we had two, yes TWO days to complete it. But thankfully it was easy. I took a little liberty in this challenge in that I didn't make it fully into the dressing/dip...simply because I didn't have any mayo, sour cream, or even yogurt (a first!) in the house to do so. Besides, now this seasoning can really show off its versatility as a dressing, dip, or seasoning for things like meats and potatoes. It's completely homemade and literally took a minute to whip up from pantry ingredients. One step to the recipe. Seriously. You'll never go back to the packaged stuff again!
I didn't have garlic salt or onion salt as the original recipe calls for so just used more regular garlic and onion powders and added roughly 1 tsp of salt. I figure you can always add more later depending on your final application!
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Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning
Yields: ~1/2 cup
- 4 saltine crackers (I only had Ritz crackers around today...time to go to the store!)
- 4 Tbsp dried parsley
- 4 Tbsp dry minced onion
- 1/2 Tbsp dill weed
- 1.5 Tbsp onion powder
- 1.5 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Add all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or blender and process until you form fine particles. (I LOVE the Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender with Whisk and Chopper Attachments...so versatile and the perfect size for this application!)
To make into Ranch Dressing: Add 1 Tablespoon of the ranch seasoning to 1 cup of mayonnaise + 1 cup of buttermilk. Stir to combine and if necessary, season with salt and pepper.