Friday, January 16, 2015

Italian Dressing Mix

If you look at the ingredients on most store bought salad dressings, you see a lot of stuff you probably do not want to ingest.  A couple of years ago we started making our own salad dressings and we have never looked back.  This is a favorite Italian dressing recipe:

- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt

1.  In a bowl, mix all the ingredients.  Store the dry mix in a tightly sealed container until ready to use
2.  To prepare the dressing, mix 2 tablespoons of the dry mix with 2/3 canola oil, 1/4 cup white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of water.
2.  Store the dressing in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Cook's Notes:
Another easy but delicious salad dressing.  The original recipe called for 2 tablespoons salt.  I found that much salt made the dressing, well, salty.  We store the dry mix and the prepared dressing in Mason jars.

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