No more store bought! Know what is in your food. Make your own Homemade Italian Dressing Mix for pennies! Great recipe to keep on hand.
I am always looking for new and exciting recipes to share with you guys, and I love finding DIY spice mix recipes. They turn out healthier and much easier on the wallet than those store-bought mixes. This week I am sharing a recipe for Homemade Italian Dressing Mix with you that is so good!
I think this homemade mix is an absolutely genius idea because so many people have to be careful with ingredients due to allergies and intolerances. When you create your own seasoning and spice mixes you know exactly what is inside Nothing is hidden.
This is just the seasoning mix so you can use it to create your own dressings free from the allergens you are trying to avoid.
You can use this Homemade Italian Dressing mix for so many things besides salads. Make this dressing for on pasta, as a marinade, or use the mix as a dry rub on meat before you grill. This mix is so versatile!
I store the spice mix itself in a mason jar in the pantry. Any airtight container will work.
To store the dressing you can buy dressing bottles at the dollar store, Amazon, or any home goods store.
Keep the spices on hand for months as long as they are in an airtight container. The dressing itself is best used within a week or two once it is mixed.
To make a classic style Italian Salad Dressing mix 2 tbsp of this seasoning mix with ¼ cup vinegar, two Tbsp water, and ½ to ⅔ cup olive oil or canola oil. Shake it well and enjoy!
An added bonus! Print these free Homemade Italian Dressing Mix Labels to put on your jar of seasoning. These print 2 sets to a sheet, so make and share one with a friend.
Homemade Italian Dressing Mix
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons oregano ground or leaves
- 1 tablespoon parsley dried
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons salt or substitute
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon basil dried
- ¼ teaspoon thyme dried, ground
- ½ teaspoon celery dried leaves or flakes
- Mix all ingredients together and store in an air-tight container
Italian Salad Dressing
- Mix 2 tbsp of this mix with ¼ cup vinegar, two tbs water, and ½ to ⅔ cup olive oil or canola oil.
- Shake before using.
Originally posted in Jan 2012. Updated in Jan 2019