Ingredients:Vegetable oil, egg yolk, sugar, salt, buttermilk, spices, garlic, onion, vinegar, phosphoric acid, xanthan gum, modified food starch, MSG, artificial flavors, disodium phosphate, sorbic acid, calcium disodium EDTA, disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate.
Compare that to my dressing made out of the bottle.
Dried onion, Dried Parsley, Dried Dill, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Cream and Cultured Sour Cream.
Anything you didn't recognize? I didn't think so. Best of all you can find all of the ingredients on a farm. You can actually produce them yourself. That is the goal for me.
The dried ranch powder is great as a seasoning. I use it in slow cooker chicken or beef. I add it to cream soup to make Hawaiian Haystacks. Or mix with sour cream for dip, thin it out for salad dressing.
To make ranch powder:
10 T Dried Parsley
5 t Dried dill
5 t Garlic powder
5 T Dried Onion flakes or 5 t Onion powder
3 t Dried Basil (optional)
1/2 t Pepper
1 t Sea Salt (more if desired)
Mix thoroughly and store in container.
To make Ranch Dressing, add 2-3 tsp of dried mix to cultured sour cream. Thin it to desired consistency with cream or milk. Lasts about a week in the fridge.
Go ahead kids, dip away! And don't be worried about the fat. Many of the vitamins in our veggies are fat soluble and will do us no good with that low fat mess from the store.
Time savers tip: I like to make up little cups and keep in the refrigerator to send in lunch boxes.
If you bag the carrots too, you can toss both in quickly.
You will find this post linked with these great parties. Go check them out for more great ideas!Also shared at Meatless Monday