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Italian Dressing Mix

Salads can be a great way to get in a variety of nutrients, using colorful veggies, crisp greens, and tasty dressing.

The problem with most store-bought dressings is the added flavoring, thickeners, stabilizers, and preservatives. As someone who tries to stay away from most of those things, I’ve come to make most of my dressings from scratch. It’s all part of building a better salad!

This italian dressing mix is super versatile and easy to change based on your taste buds. Use this as a starting point and change the herbs as you desire!

I love to use Italian dressing as marinade on chicken, as well as in a few of my favorite recipes like my Italian cream cheese chicken casserole, and I’ve recently started making my own so I can avoid the vegetable oils they put in store-bought products.


italian dressing mix

Italian Dressing Mix
Recipe type: Salads and Dressings
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • ½ tablespoon sugar (something like evaporated cane juice would work well)
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a small glass jar. You can also grind it up a bit with a coffee grinder or blender which makes it stay more uniform.
Use as Italian seasoning in breadcrumbs or sprinkled on grilled chicken.

Can also be used as a dressing or marinade by mixing 2 Tbsp of the mix with ¼ cup vinegar, ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil, and 2Tbsp water.

If you are on a sugar free diet, simply skip the sugar or replace it with your favorite substitute.


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Donielle Baker

Donielle Baker

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Donielle is an author, amateur herbalist, lover of real food, and an advocate for natural health. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health, so much so that she is currently taking courses to become a master herbalist. Her personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and she began this blog in order to share all of the information she found helpful in her journey to healing.
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
Donielle Baker
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  1. Oh THANK YOU!! I’ve been avoiding Italian Dressing for that very reason!


  1. […] for a good recipe for Italian salad dressing mix came to an end recently when I found this one from Donielle.  I have modified it slightly only because I have been out of garlic […]

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