Readers help out with Hidden Valley copycat recipe


Cynthia Cross and Ann Gilbert wrote to let me know Wal-Mart sells SACO Buttermilk Powder. Yippee.  Sorry Hidden Valley, I won’t be buying your expensive dressing mix any longer.

“It’s great for making biscuits and cornbread without having to buy a quart of buttermilk,” wrote Cynthia.

That makes me happy because I can’t tell you have many quarts of buttermilk have died in my fridge after I use the cup or so I need for a specific recipe.  Now I can keep it on hand in powdered form.  I did read it probably should be refrigerated after opening.

I’m including the full recipe for copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix by Recipe Zaar now that I know I can purchase the dry buttermilk. I believe this recipe – which earned five stars from testers – is probably most similar to the real thang:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth. If you want to use this to make salad dressing, combine 1 tablespoon mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup milk. Otherwise use 1 tablespoon in any recipe calling for an envelope of ranch dressing mix.

One thought on “Readers help out with Hidden Valley copycat recipe

  1. The spices sound great, but my mind is racing trying to think of a way to substitute for the dairy. Hmm, wonder what would happen if I were to throw some lemon juice in a little rice milk to turn it sour?

    Maybe I’ll just stick with the spice combo for now. Any one have any ideas for a non-dairy buttermilk? Think the buttermilk or it’s power are essential to the plot as I recall — been a long, long time since I had any of this dressing, but remember how good it was! Yum!

    Thanks, Cuz

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