Recipes - Ranch Dressing or Salt free Ranch Dressing / Dip Mix

Broccoli Salad

This great recipe is a spring and summer pleaser with Backyard Patch Ranch Dressing.

4 cups raw broccoli. Cut into pieces

1 large mango cut into chunks

½ cup cashews

½ cup red onion, thinly sliced

1 can mandarin oranges drained (11 oz)

¾ cup prepared Backyard Patch Ranch Dressing (or Salt-free)

3 Tbls orange juice

1 TB horseradish (optional)

In a large bowl, toss broccoli mango, cashews, onion and oranges.  Blend prepared Backyard Patch Ranch Dressing (using dressing recipe), orange juice and horseradish well to make salad dressing.  Pour over salad before serving, then toss.  Yield 6 servings.

Specialty Ranch Dip

Use your own fresh grown tomatoes or those you get from the local farmers market to make this perfect picnic dish.

1 Tbls. Backyard Patch Ranch Dressing Dip Mix (or Salt free)

½ tsp. ground black pepper

1 cup sour cream

½ cup mayonnaise

1 lb. Bacon, cooked and crumbled

2 cups tomatoes, chopped (about 2 large)

Lettuce and crackers, as desired

Whisk Ranch Dressing Dip Mix into sour cream and mayonnaise until well blended.  Cook bacon in skillet or oven and let drain completely on paper toweling.  Crumble into ½ inch pieces.  Fold bacon and diced tomatoes into dip.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Give at least one hour to meld flavors.  This blend can be made with low-fat or no fat sour cream and mayo, however it will not keep overnight with those ingredients, but will with regular fat versions.  Stir before serving.  Serve on a bit of lettuce with your favorite crackers.


Ranch Pretzel Dip

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 Tbls. Backyard Patch Ranch Dressing / Dip Mix (or Salt free)

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1/3 cup beer

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and Ranch Dressing Mix. Stir in Cheddar cheese, and then beer. The mixture will appear mushy. Cover bowl, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, overnight if possible.


Quick Potato Salad

2 pounds small red potatoes, cooked

½ cup sliced green onions

1 cup prepared Backyard Patch Ranch Dressing Mix or Salt free Ranch Dressing mix

Paprika or black pepper for sprinkling

Chopped fresh chives

Cut slightly cooled potatoes into 1-inch cubes.  In large bowl combine potatoes, onions dressing and toss gently.  Dust with paprika. Garnish with chives.  Serve warm or at room temperature.


Ranch Red Pepper Dip

2 cups sour cream

1 entire package of Backyard Patch Herbs Ranch Dressing Mix (or Salt-free)

½ cup diced, bottled pimentos or red peppers, drained

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Mix well. Best of chilled overnight.  Serve with raw vegetables.


How it all started

I started growing herbs in 1994. I love the scents, the shades of green, and the scent and texture of the leaves. I love everything about them!

My first herb garden resulted from my need for good tea herbs. To this day, tea is among my favorite creations.

My husband does not use salt or preservatives, as a result all my seasonings and mixes, are all salt free, organic and preservative free.

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Commonly asked Questions


Do you use preservatives?

All of our blends are created with no preservatives, flavor enhancers or anti-clumping agents.

We grow our herbs organically, no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides and only organic methods.  The herbs are grown in "hills" placed in rows.  This allows us to walk among the plants but keep a high-quality soil and easy watering methods that makes plants drought resistant.

Are your items salt and gluten-free?

All our herb blends are crafted with no salt and no gluten. Our baking mixes will be clearly marked if they are gluten-free, but all will be low salt. However, since we make all the blends ourselves if you wish no salt in a baking mix (scones, breads, etc.) just ask and we will blend them without salt.

How and where do you ship?

Due to restrictions on plant materials, we only ship to the US or US territories. NO international orders are accepted. All items can be shipped either UPS or USPS depending on weight.

Where do your herbs come from?

We grow almost all of the herbs we use in our blends at our 3/4 acre herb garden. We have been growing herbs since 1994 and created our garden space in 1998 growing our herbs production style in hills and rows.