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…
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!