March 10, 2013

Grandma's Ranch Dressing and Veggie Dip

This recipe has been passed down from my Grandma, to my Mom, to me and now to you!  I don't think a day in my young life went by without either my Grandma or my Mom having a jar of this in the fridge.  They would keep it in a large mason jar and I do the same thing.  With my Grandpa's two very LARGE gardens, there was never a shortage of vegetables to dip in this yummy dressing.  

Trust me, it is soooo good, it will make your kids want to eat their veggies!  I love to dip carrots and cucumbers in it.  I also love it drizzled over a salad or as a dip for potato chips.  Store-bought ranch dressing doesn't even compare.  This will keep, stored in the refrigerator, up until the expiration dates on the buttermilk and Mayo.  So, make sure to pay attention to those expiration dates.  It makes a lot, so feel free to cut the recipe in half.
Grandma's Ranch Dressing/Veggie Dip
From: Grandma Parker

1 c. buttermilk
1 quart Mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. onion salt
2 tsp. Accent
2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Combine all ingredients and stir until smooth.  Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.  Store, covered, in the refrigerator up until the buttermilk and Mayonnaise expires.


  1. Just wondered if you could use just these spices to make the dry seasoning that you get in the little packets at the you know? Thanks! Andrea

    1. That is a good question. I think it is worth a try and I do think it would taste similar (not exact) to the packaged kind. A lot of the homemade ranch dressing mix recipes that I have seen call for dried dill, but I never add that. -Jenn

  2. Replies
    1. Accent is a spice. It comes in a red and white container and can easily be found in the spice aisle at any grocery store where I live. Hopefully you will be able to find it. -Jenn

  3. Thank you for sharing this. I am so excited to be able to make it fresh! And I can see some savings too!

    1. Let me know what you think if you end up making it!

  4. Oh my goodness! Just found your blog through Classy Clutter and I'm in love! Your blog is awesome! So glad I found you! Following now..and hey, I'm a Jen too, lol! Come stop by my blog if you get a chance. I hope you're having a great weekend! Seriously can't wait to try some of your recipes... :)

    ~Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

    1. I'm so glad you found me too - thanks for following! I will come check out your blog now! - Jenn


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