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Italian Dressing Mix

It is fun to make homemade salad dressings. They taste so much better than the store bought kind. A couple of years ago I started making homemade ranch dressing mix. I'm not kidding, after you have had homemade ranch salad dressing, you will not want to buy it from the store again. My boys won't eat Hidden Valley Ranch anymore.

Italian dressing is also very easy to make at home. All you need to do is make the mix and then add oil and vinegar when you are ready to make up a batch.

italian seasoning mix


  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 4 tbsp. oregano, ground or leaves
  • 2 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar or Stevia
  • 2 tbsp. salt or substitute
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground basil or leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground thyme or leaves
  • 1 tsp. dried celery leaves or flakes

Mix all ingredients together. It will fit in a half-pint or pint-sized canning jar.

To make Italian salad dressing with this mix, mix together 2 tbsp. of the mix with 1/4 c. white vinegar, 2 tbsp. water, and 1/2 c. olive oil or other salad oil. Shake well before using.

Note: Three tablespoons of this mix is equivalent to one store-bought packet of Italian seasoning mix.

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