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Whole30 Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

This homemade ranch seasoning is not only delicious but also gluten free, Paleo, Whole30 and no dairy.  It is a great way to get the favorite flavor combination of ranch dressing without the extras.

Homemade Ranch mix recipe - So good! I use it as a marinade, dip, seasoning and put it on anything and everything!

I think the deepest loves of my heart go something like this: God, Family, Friends, Ranch Dressing.  Not any old ranch but the homemade stuff totally has carved out its own special little place right there in my heart.  I mean why not?  It is over the top delicious. The flavor goes well with everything and it makes my life in the kitchen way easier.  Get anything.  Season with ranch. cook. Serve.  Family devours it. Simple right?

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Then Whole30 happened.  You can read more about why I decided to do Whole30 here, it is not what you are probably thinking, by the way.  No dairy.  NO DAIRY.  This meant no ranch dressing or even premade ranch powder since it also has powdered milk.  This was not going to fly in my house.

Paleo Ranch mix recipe - gluten free, whole30 compliant, dairy free and DELICIOUS!

I started digging around and researching the flavors in ranch. Without getting to much into it, a little reverse engineering later I came out with a seasoning mix sans dairy that would give me the main flavors of ranch.  Now in the spirit of total disclosure, dairy is part of the signature taste of ranch dressing, so this is not an identical copycat of the store bought stuff, BUT dare I say it… My family might even like it better.

Making this seasoning mix from scratch leaves out not only the dairy but all of the preservatives and other non-pronounceable things in that ingredient list.  What you are left with is an amazingly fresh and bold combo of seasonings you can use on anything!

I have become slightly *obsessed* with using it and have about a thousand ideas coming at you soon in the form of new recipe posts here on my blog, so make sure you follow along on Pinterest or Facebook to catch all of them when they are published.

Now since this mix is pretty concentrated with spices and there is no dairy diluting it, it is pretty strong so a little bit goes a long way.  About 2 tablespoons would equal one store bought package and can be used in any of the same recipes or ways you would currently use it.

Whole30 Ranch mix recipe - gluten free, Paleo, dairy free and DELICIOUS! Click here to get more ideas on how to use it.

I like to do a few everyday things with my ranch mix:

  • Mix with olive oil to marinade meat (SO good on chicken!)
  • Mix with mayo for a dairy free, sugar free, and INSANELY delicious dip ** If you are following Whole30, you will need to use either homemade mayo, or compliant mayo like this Avocado Oil Mayo.
  • Sprinkle over veggies you are grilling or sautéing, or roasting.

The sky is the limit though.  You can really add this magical stuff to anything you are making and it will be great!

Paleo Ranch mix recipe - gluten free, whole30 compliant, dairy free and DELICIOUS! Click here to get more ideas on how to use it.

Oh wait… the best part: super simple to make.  Just combine the dry seasonings in a bowl and mix until evenly combined.  Then just transfer it to a mason jar, or another air tight container and you are in business.  Make sure that you give it a good shake before you scoop it out because there are quite a few shapes and sizes of seasonings in the mix and the finer ones can settle to the bottom as it rests.

****Get the recipe to make this ranch mix into Whole30 Ranch Dressing here!!****

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Whole30 Homemade Ranch Mix
Serves: ½ pint
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp parsley
  • 3 tsp dill weed
  • 2 tsp dried chives
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a ½ pint mason jar or other air tight container.
2 tbsp = 1 package

Easy to make Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe - So crazy good and dairy free, gluten free, paleo, and whole30 compliant. Perfect for a salad or just dipping sauce!

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  1. ColleenB>~Texas says

    Thanks for sharing this. Up above you say 2 T. equals 1 packet but listed in your recipe instructions you say 3 T. equals 1 packet?
    Thought about splitting the difference and making it 2 1/2T. }

    • says

      Sorry Colleen! Originally I had put 3T because that is the amount in a package mix but after I played around with the mix I found it to be much stronger than a packet, probably because it omits the milk. So I decided 2T was more of an equivalent. You might start with 2 and add more to you taste. Thanks for the note! Hope you love it!

  2. Stephanie Smith says

    This Ranch mix is crazy delicious! It’s inexpensive to make, and it’s perfect! I used it in your chicken salad recipe, which is also a hit! I will never buy that bottled Ranch again, and will continue to use this recipe forever. It is fabulous! Thank you for posting!!!

    • says

      I would add about 1 Tbsp of seasoning to a cup of mayo. Mix it together and let it chill for a couple of hours for the flavors to meld, then if you like it a little stronger you can add in some more seasoning. For ranch dressing that is Whole30 compliant, I mix it with mayo then thin it out by adding a little olive oil and water slowly and whisking it to combine.

  3. Stacy says

    Just starting my first Whole30 ever! I mixed this all together and put some on chicken with olive oil! It turned out pretty good, but was wondering how you usually cook with your chicken? Thanks!

  4. kat says

    i don’t usually comment, but wow, this tastes amazing so just thought i’d share! will definitely be using this recipe from now on! thanks!!

    • says

      Hi Elaine- If you are following Whole30 you can make your own Mayo so that it is compliant or you can buy specialty mayo that is premade. If you want to make your own it really isn’t that hard… I know it seemed intimidating to me. Or if you just want to buy it which is way easier, you can get it easily through Thrive Market. There is even a free offer for new customers here:

  5. Diane says

    I couldn’t wait to finish the ranch dressing that I had to try this one. I won’t be buying ranch dressing again! This is the best ranch dressing mix I have come across! I used 1 tsp lemon juice concentrate as I did not have fresh lemons today. Very good! Thank you :)

    • Katie says

      Could you just use coconut milk as the mixer with this? I’m doing a project where there is an egg allergy and Im trying to find them a substitute ☺

      • says

        You could try it. I’m not sure how much the coconut flavor would show through in the finished dressing. If dairy is okay you might want to try sour cream.


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