This is a great way to use fresh herbs from the garden. It can be used to season Italian sauces, salad dressings, marinades,and as a dipping sauce for hot, crusty bread. The proportions are easily changed to suit reducing or increasing the recipe.
Heat oven to 250 degrees. Toss herbs and seasonings in olive oil. Spread ingredients in a single layer on a nonstick pan. Place in oven for 4 to 5 hours or until the blend is dry; watch carefully so they do not burn. Cool, then use a coffee grinder or food processor to reduce the blend to a powder. Store in a sterilized air tight container. If you use a food dehydrator instead of the oven, follow the appliance directions for drying herbs.