Fiesta Ranch seasoning takes all of your recipes to the next level, make fiesta ranch dip, ranch dressing and so much more!

Fiesta Ranch is a kicked-up zesty take on that classic ranch flavor that everyone will love! Fiesta Ranch dip mix is an easy, gluten free, dairy free, keto friendly recipe you can make and use immediately, or store in your pantry to use on everything!

It’s amazing to blend in to make a homemade fiesta ranch dip, but also makes a delicious dressing! It’s incredibly flavorful and versatile! Use it to marinate chicken, toss on veggies, popcorn and so much more! I love swirling it into sour cream to top off tacos!

Ranch is a midwest staple I leaned into when catering and curating menus for parties because it was always a surefire success.

fiesta ranch seasoning in a copper measuring spoon.
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Great flavor—better than commercially prepared packets! And the ingredients are already in my cupboard. (Just remember that this recipe equals about 4 packets.)

— bonnie —

My not-so-secret secret for the best ground beef tacos starts with traditional taco seasoning and elevated with fiesta ranch seasoning. It’s a delicious take on Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch you can make at home – chances are, you have everything you need in your spice cabinet!

A white plate on a marble surface, topped with individual piles of spices for a homemade fiesta ranch mix.


  • Dried Parsley
  • Minced Onion
  • Dried Chives
  • Chili Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sea Salt

It’s easily adaptable – make it less spicy by reducing chili powder by half. For less sodium, skip the salt.


Test Kitchen Tip

For fine powder, similar to store bought seasoning packets like Fiesta Ranch Dip Mix, combine in a small food processor and pulse.

Ideas to Use Fiesta Ranch Seasoning

Fiesta Ranch Dressing – Similar to my ranch dressing, whisk 1 tablespoon fiesta ranch seasoning with ⅓ cup olive oil mayonnaise, ⅓ cup buttermilk and whisk to combine.

Buttermilk Fiesta Ranch – Add ⅓ cup dry buttermilk powder to blend and use immediately.

Fiesta Ranch Dip – Substitute ranch seasoning in this easy ranch dip.

Fiesta Ranch Chicken – Using my baked chicken breast recipe, brush chicken breasts with olive oil and coat both sides with ranch seasoning and bake.

Fiesta Ranch Cauliflower – Follow this recipe to make a delicious, healthy side-dish!

You can use it in just about anything! Make ranch pretzels, wings, fold into macaroni and cheese, a cheese balls, Velveeta cheese dip and much more! Sprinkle on popcorn, mashed potatoes, smashed potatoes, and fries. It’s also amazing when folded into burger patties.

Homemade fiesta ranch seasoning in a copper measuring spoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use homemade ranch seasoning instead of a store bought ranch packet?

Use two tablespoons of homemade fiesta ranch seasoning mix to substitute a one ounce store bought packet in recipes calling for dry ranch seasoning.

How much seasoning is in a ranch packet?

Ranch dip mix packet typically yields approximate 2 – 2½ tablespoons.

Homemade fiesta ranch seasoning in a copper measuring spoon.
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Fiesta Ranch

Fiesta Ranch Seasoning takes dips, dressings, veggies, meats, popcorn and more to the next level with just a few ingredients in your spice cabinet!
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 24
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  • ¼ cup dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt


  • In a small bowl or jar, add spices and whisk or shake to combine.
    ¼ cup dried parsley, 2 tablespoons minced onion, 2 tablespoons dried chives, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 2 tablespoons ground cumin, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • Use or blend into a fine powder, pulsing in a small food processor until you achieve the desired texture.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Julie’s Tips

Seal in an airtight container and store in a dark, cool space, pantry or spice cabinet.  
Note: A traditional packet yields approximately 2½ tablespoons.
Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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  1. How do I make this into a dressing? I saw that you mentioned buttermilk but didn’t see how much mix to add. Any other ingredients?Thank you!

    1. Hi Carol!
      We need to add that to the post! I would use 2-3 teaspoons of the seasoning mixture and mix it with 1 cup of mayo and 1/2 cup of sour cream.

  2. 5 stars
    Great flavor—better than commercially prepared packets! And the ingredients are already in my cupboard. (Just remember that this recipe equals about 4 packets.)

  3. I would like to use this seasoning to make a lower calorie dip using fat free Greek yogurt. Will this work? Is there a ratio you would recommend?

    1. Hi Kristina,
      Greek yogurt is a great sub for sour cream! Although I’ve never tried it, it sounds like it would work. I would start with two tablespoons to every cup of yogurt (or mayo or sour cream).
      Please be sure and report back if you have success!
      Have a great week,

      1. Will this taste like the packet? I’m just trying to figure out where it gets the ranch from with there being no ranch in the ingredients.

        1. Hi Hannah,
          It’s made with all the same ingredients, just without the extra “fillers” and preservatives they use in the packet. I think you’ll enjoy it!

  4. I see several different mix amounts to use for the same items on your page. Can you let me know what amount I should use for the fiesta dip, and how much mix is typically in a packet? I can see different amounts listed on this page (anywhere from 1 1/2 – 3 T. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jennifer!
      I apologize for any confusion. A one ounce packet of Fiesta Ranch contains approximately 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons. Because there are some fillers in a seasoning packet, you’ll want to taste test and confirm that it’s to your liking! We like to use 3 tablespoons seasoning with a cup of mayo and a cup of sour cream for a traditional fiesta ranch dip!
      Thanks for your question,

    1. Hi Judy!
      The fiesta ranch packets have approximately 2.5 tablespoons – this recipe makes more than that, so you can store the extra for later!
      I will add that info about the amount in the packets to the post to help others- thank you!
      Have a great week,