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DIY Italian Salad Dressing Mix

Instead of buying the packets of Italian Salad Dressing Mix, I make my own.  This way, I know it’s fresh.

I can’t tell you how glad I am that it’s tomato season!  We have been picking at least a bowl full of tomatoes from our garden every other day. This dressing is so perfect to pour over some sliced vine ripened tomatoes. Perfect on a green salad loaded with fresh veggies and croutons!

There is one surprising ingredient.  You would never guess that in this dry dressing mix is…

Salad Dressing Mix

 A packet of Lipton Cream of Chicken Cup-a-Soup!

This recipe makes enough dry mix for 3 bottles of dressing.  When you’re ready for some fresh, flavorful dressing, just shake it in a sealed jar with some vinegar, water and oil!  The dry mix keeps for several months.

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and mash the dry ingredients with the back of a spoon to mix well.

1 T. garlic salt

1 T. onion powder

1 T. sugar

1 t. black pepper

1 /2 t. dried thyme

2 T. Old Bay Seasoning (or seasoned salt)

1 T. dried, grated lemon peel

1 t. dried basil leaves

1/4 t. dry mustard

1/4 t. celery salt

1 packet dry Lipton Cup-a-Soup, cream of chicken flavor

To make a bottle of dressing shake together:

2 T. dressing mix

1/4 c. red wine vinegar

2 T. water

2/3 c. oil

Makes 1 cup.

Remember – it’s not meant for drinking!

3 thoughts on “DIY Italian Salad Dressing Mix

  1. Kelly

    Is there something else that can be used in place of the Lipton Cup of Soup? Maybe, chicken base? If so, how much? Thank you in advance.

    1. grandmabee Post author

      I have not tried that, but it might work. Chicken base is pretty salty, so I would reduce the amount for sure. The chicken soup also seems to thicken it too. Try it and then me how you like it!


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