That Italian Dressing Is DRY!!!

by Hope Sewell on October 18, 2011

in Uncategorized

Well, I told you all yesterday that I would share my recipe for homemade Italian dressing mix today.  I like to make my own seasoning or dressing mixes as often as I can.  Because when I can make my own, quality control belongs to me, salt and sugar control belongs to me and it’s pretty much always cheaper!! I like knowing exactly what’s in there!!  No MSG or maltodextrin or who knows what you know!!?

This recipe is super easy to whip up and I pretty much always have all the ingredients on hand.

Here’s what you need: 
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon basil
1 tablespoon parsley
1 tablespoon salt

Combine all of this together and store in an airtight container.

When a recipe asks for one package of dry Italian dressing mix, you’ll use 2 tablespoons.

I love to dice up new potatoes, season them with salt and pepper, a little bit of olive oil Italian dressing mix and some Parmesan cheese and roast them in a 400 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes.

How do you turn this dry mix into Italian dressing??
That’s easy too!!  Whisk together 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup olive oil, and t tablespoons dry mix.  Instead of whisking, I just put everything in a mason jar with a tight lid and shake until it’s combined well.  You could also use canola oil or vegetable oil.

I use this to marinate chicken and throw it on the grill.  It’s just so versatile and it’s basically FREE!
Enjoy!!!

Print Recipe
Italian Dressing Mix
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon basil
1 tablespoon parsley
1 tablespoon salt

Combine all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  Use 2 tablespoons of this mix whenever a recipe calls for one package of dry Italian seasoning mix.

To make dressing:
Combine 2 tablespoons of dry mix, 1/4 cup white vinegar, and 2/3 cup olive oil together in a jar with a tight fitting lid and SHAKE IT UP!!

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amber October 16, 2013 at 9:56 am

thanks SO much for this! I’ve been searching pinterest and the web for diy mixes and I’m slowly converting from the store packages to making them myself!
Thanks!

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Julia Knapp December 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I have a bottle of Italian seasoning that I’m wanting to use because I do not have all the seasonings on hand… So how would I measure that out?

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Hope Sewell December 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm

hmmm….maybe a good 2-3 tablespoons? It doesn’t have to be exact at all so I would just experiment. Either way, it’ll be good.

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