Faux “Good Seasons” Dressing Mix

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I grew-up having  “Good Seasons” Italian dressing on salads. And my mother used it as a versatile mix for roast chicken, dips, and host of other dishes. It was her go-to mix that eventually became mine, which is probably why I was so determined to find an alternative. Besides the unmentionable additives in the packaged version, it’s also pricey. A four-pack can run $5.00 that’ll only yield a half-cup, if that. Whereas this version— and I have to say that in flavor it comes pretty darn close to the original— yields 3-cups. In doing the math that would cost $30.00 while the herbs and spices cost only $7.00. That’s a $23.00 savings. But don’t take my word for it. Do a taste test, and let me know your thoughts.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup + 2Tbsp minced onion
  • ½ cup +2Tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup +2Tbsp Himalayan salt
  • 3Tbsp +2tsp black pepper
  • 3Tbsp +2tsp dry mustard
  • 3Tbsp +2tsp dried bell peppers  or dried mixed vegetables
  • 3Tbsp + ¼ tsp paprika
  • 2Tbsp +1tsp celery seed
  • 3-Tbsp + 1tsp Stevia in the Raw
  • 3-Tbsp oregano leaves
  • 3-Tbsp parsley flakes
  • 3-tsp basil leaves

Preparation:

Combine ingredients, store in airtight container, yields 3-cups.

For Dressing:

  • 2-Tbsp season mix
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3-Tbsp water
  • ½ cup Olive Oil

Preparation:

Combine ingredients in jar or cruet, shake well.

2 thoughts on “Faux “Good Seasons” Dressing Mix”

  1. This is my maiden-voyage making salad dressing from scratch. I have always played with olive oil, red wine vinegar, a little garlic salt and pepper, but never seems to turn out like my Italian grandmother made until I started using this recipe. Now I use it on more than salad. I use it on tomatoes, veggies, cucumbers, even cold tuna. And it’s a great marinade for chicken and fish. Thanks a bunch from this little Italian guy from Detroit.

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