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All you need for this Good Seasons Italian dressing mix is probably on your pantry shelf already since they are pretty common herbs and spices.
This Has Many Uses
Sure, you can make this dressing mix up and use it only for salad dressing, but it’s also a good flavoring for many other things.
My brother-in-law has used Italian salad dressing mix for years to flavor burgers. He mixes one envelope in one pound of ground beef then grills them on the BBQ. They are delicious!!
Want It Zestier?
If you’d like to make a zestier variety of the dressing, all you have to do is add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes to the mix.
Want it more garlicky? Then add a teaspoon of dehydrated minced garlic (in addition to the garlic powder) to it.
- 1 tbs. garlic powder
- 1 tbs onion powder
- 2 tbs oregano
- 1 tbs sugar
- 1 tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp thyme
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tbs parsley
- ¼ tsp celery seed (see NOTES)
- 2 tbs salt
- To make up as dressing:
- 2 tbs mix
- ¼ cup vinegar
- ⅔ cup oil
- 2 tbs water
- Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
For intensely garlic flavor: Add 1 tsp dehydrated minced garlic to the mix.
The same amount of celery salt may be substituted for the seed, however, make sure to subtract ¼ tsp of the salt called for in the recipe.