This homemade salad dressing mix is perfect for making fresh balsamic vinaigrette 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 dressing mix, so they can whip up their own fresh batch.
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Salad Dressing 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, which will display on the back of the bottle.
How to Use this Seasoning Mix
The vinaigrette recipe is 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.
How Much Dressing Does it Make?
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.
No more of that funny aftertaste you sometimes get with purchased bottle dressing. You can whip up this one in minutes with pantry staples and have a great tasting salad any day of the week.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2281mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 10gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
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