Pinterest (yes, that beast again) gave me a fabulous idea. Make some homemade seasoning mixes. That sounded easy enough. But what mixes should I choose to make? I found this lovely website that has a long list of delicious sounding ideas that I could try.
Don’t those sound good? And they’re really easy to make! Let’s start with the ranch mix. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5 tablespoons of dried, minced onions
- 7 teaspoons of parsley
- 4 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
Combine all of these ingredients together into a sealable container, like a mason jar, and shake to mix all of the spices together. For dressing, combine 2 tablespoons of dry mix, 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1 cup of buttermilk or sour cream. For dip, combine 2 tablespoons of dry mix and 2 cups of sour cream. When you mix these up, let them sit in the fridge for several hours to let all of the flavors blend together.
Let’s tackle the onion soup mix:
- 2/3 cup of dried, minced onions
- 3 teaspoons of parsley
- 2 teaspoons of onion powder
- 2 teaspoons of turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of celery salt
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
Just as with the ranch dip, combine all of the ingredients into a sealable container and shake to mix all of the spices together. 4 tablespoons replaces 1 dry onion soup packet.
Both of these need to be stored in a cool, dry environment. Also, I recommend shaking the containers before using to make sure the spices are still thoroughly mixed and haven’t settled.
I’ve already used the onion soup mix — and the recipe it turned out fabulously! The recipe it was used in will be shared with y’all next week so be looking for that!