This salad seasoning mix is perfect for making a delicious and fresh balsamic vinaigrette at a moment’s notice, and also works well as a fun holiday gift.
My “go-to” everyday salad dressing is a balsamic vinaigrette that my family loves. Though I sometimes use fresh herbs to make it, it’s great to be able to use dried herbs at a moment’s notice. The dressing keeps well in the fridge for a long time, but I honestly don’t know how long, because we use it up pretty quickly. This year I’m giving everyone my recipe with a bottle of salad seasoning mix, so they can whip up their own fresh batch.
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Salad Seasoning Mix
I’ve created a label that you can easily print out and glue to the bottle for gift giving. As you can see it has the recipe for the vinaigrette, that will display on the back of the bottle.
The vinaigrette recipe is perfect shaken up in a mason jar to dress a large salad for a party. Start with using about half the dressing, and mix it in well with the greens. Then add more if needed, or keep the remainder in the refrigerator for future use.
My instructions make enough mix to easily fill 6 – 4 ounce bottles, however, you could easily adjust it to make more or less. The hardest part is trying to figure out how much of the herbs to purchase. I tried to get close to the correct amounts above, but I’ve also found this helpful guide for varying the amount of mix you may want to make.
- 1 cup dried thyme leaves
- 1/2 cup dried oregano
- 1/2 cup dried basil
- 1/2 cup dried rosemary
- 1/4 cup dried marjoram
- 1/4 cup dried parsley
- 1/8 cup salt
- Combine all ingredients and place in sealed jars for gift giving.
- Makes enough to fill 6 - 4 ounce bottles
- Each bottle contains enough mix to make approx. 10 batches of vinaigrette.
Individual Dressing Recipe
- Add one heaping tablespoon of salad dressing seasoning mix to 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil and 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard.
- Shake well in a pint mason jar and serve.