Homemade Ranch Seasoning and Chili Powder

Want to make a recipe with Ranch Seasoning or Chili powder but don’t want to make another “Hunger Games” trip to the grocery store? Than try these homemade versions that taste and work just as great!

Every once and a while I’ll run into a recipe that calls for Ranch Seasoning ( like this one: BLT Red Potato Salad with Avocado from Tidy Mom ) or Chili Powder ( such as Tastes Better From Scratch’s Southwest Tortellini Pasta Salad ) but since I can’t run to my local supermercado to grab a packet of Hidden Valley or McCormick, I’ve passed on making these recipes. It didn’t dawn on me until recently, that I could make my own at home with just a few herbs and spices already in my pantry. Hello!?

We’re not big fans of parsley, so whenever a recipe calls for it we usually leave it out. We did that again for this recipe and it still worked and tasted great. I also couldn’t find onion powder at the store, only onion flakes, which worked fine.

Ranch Seasoning

Homemade Ranch Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons parsley **optional
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder ** you can substitute with onion flakes if you don’t have powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Combine all ingredients until well blended and store in an airtight container.

Chili Powder

Homemade Chili Powder
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric ** optional (buy organic to avoid any potential lead contaminant)
  • pinch of allspice **optional
  • pinch of oregano

Combine all ingredients until well blended and store in an airtight container.

Please share and enjoy!

Published by reignnspain

I'm an American expat living, cooking, eating, and exploring in Valencia,Spain.

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