Italian Dressing Mix

Recipe: Italian Dressing Mix

Summary: Easy to prepare, easy to use and delicious too, this wonderful dressing will be a delightful topping to any salad and could very well be the one thing most remembered.


  • 1 Tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon of white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 2 Tablespoons of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of celery salt


  1. Combine onion powder, garlic salt, oregano, sugar, thyme, pepper, parsley, basil, salt and celery salt in a bowl. Transfer to a tightly sealed container for storage.
  2. When ready to prepare the dressing, whisk together 2/3 c. canola oil, 1/4 c. white vinegar, 2 T. water and 2 T. of the prepared dry mix.

Quick notes

This is a very healthful dressing with wonderfully tasty and nutritious ingredients. In particular:

• Garlic salt – Garlic is a great weapon against cholesterol and dissolves it in the bloodstream. It also lowers blood pressure and reduces heart palpitations by opening up the blood vessels.

• Oregano – Oregano, in addition to being useful in the relief of rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual cramps and headaches, is also beneficial to individuals with heart conditions.

• Parsley – Parsley is loaded with folic acid, which is a crucial nutrient for cardiovascular health. Folic acid converts homocysteine into plain harmless molecules. That protects your blood vessels, reducing the risks of stroke and heart attack.

• Basil – Basil is a wonderful food for cardiovascular health thanks to the minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients in it. Its volatile oils and flavonoids also provide unique and important health benefits.

Preparation time: 4 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate

Number of servings (yield): 12

Culinary tradition: Italian

Calories: 8

Fat: 0.1

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

By Mediterranean Book
Published: February 23,2012