Friday, February 22, 2013

Homemade Salad Dressings And A Veggie Dip

Homemade salad dressings are quick to make with just a handful of simple ingredients.  Most likely everything you need is already in your pantry and spice cabinet. 

Italian Salad Dressing Mix 

1 Tbs. garlic salt
1 Tbs. onion powder
1 Tbs. sugar (optional)
2 Tbs. oregano
1 Tbs. parsley
1Tbs. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. thyme
1 tsp. basil
¼ tsp. celery salt 

Place all ingredients in a clean dry half-pint jar.  Secure with a lid and shake until well combined. 

Italian Style Vinaigrette 

¼ cup cider or red wine vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
2 Tbs. water
2 Tbs. Italian salad dressing mix 

Place ingredients into a pint jar.  Secure with a lid and shake to combine. 

Creamy Italian Style Dressing 

1 cup milk
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbs. Italian salad dressing mix
1 tsp cornstarch 

In a small mixing bowl whisk all ingredients thoroughly together.  Pour into a pint jar and secure with a lid.  If mixture is too thick add 1 Tbs. of milk and mix well until you reach desired thickness. 

Veggie Dip 

4 oz. cream cheese
½ cup mayonnaise
2 Tbs. milk
1 Tbs. Italian salad dressing mix 

Whisk ingredients together until well blended.  Serve with a large assortment of crisp fresh raw vegetables. 

This mix and these recipes are easily one of my most versatile “go to” dressings.  I use the Italian Style Vinaigrette to marinade steak and chicken too.  It is also wonderful to dress a pasta salad or a chopped salad.
You may also enjoy revisiting Chopped Salad and Salads.


  1. Thanks for these recipes. The veggie dip sounds easy and yummy.


  2. When it comes to flavor, homemade salad dressings win over store bough dressings any time. Not only can you enjoy better flavor, but you will find that these dressings are extremely easy to make as well. You can avoid the high sodium and preservatives that come in the bottled options you will find at the store.

    Dressings Company


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