Make two batches of this-one to have on hand for several batches of Italian Dressing and one to use as a seasoning for grilled or roasted chicken! From Down Home with the Neely's Cookbook.
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1⁄4 teaspoon celery salt
- 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
Zesty Italian Dressing
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar (original recipe called for white wine vinegar)
- 2⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons mixed spice (above spice mix)
- In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, celery salt, and Cajun seasoning.
- Store the spice mix in a tightly sealed container, and use as needed.
- To make dressing, whisk together the vinegar, oil, water and 2 tbls. of the spice mix. Enjoy!
Nice spice mix. I made it as directed and made the dressing with it. The dressing was very herby...not quite Italian tasting to me. I'm going to try the spice mix on chicken like you suggested and see if I like it better that way. Freddy Cat says hi! Made in honor of Sharon's husband via kittencalskitchen.com.
I have been making this for a couple of years now and was sure I had rated it. Oh well, I am doing it now. Today is about the 7th time I have made the blend and I wouldn't want to be without it in my cupboard! I use it for every recipe where Italian seasoning is called for, I add it to my own spaghetti sauce, dry rub chicken and pork chops with it and now and then use it for salad dressing. Thanks so much for sharing this gem!
PERFECT!! Well with a minor adjustment...extra vinegar when putting the dressing together. I did make it well ahead of time to let all the flavors come out. I absolutely love that there is like three more spice mixtures sitting in the pantry standing by. Very quick to throw together as well....add oil, little less vinegar, and a little less water with two scoops spice! I put it in an old dressing bottle & we are in business!! Thanks Sharon!! Veg*n Swap 25!!