Recently, I posted my recipe for homemade Ranch dressing mix, and was asked if I had a recipe for Italian dressing mix, specifically the kind made by Good Seasons. Both these dressing mixes are an integral part of my favorite pot roast recipe, so I knew I needed to post this one!
As with the Ranch mix, making this dry seasoning myself saves me a TON of money, plus I can have fresh Italian dressing for my salads whenever I want!
Zesty Italian Dressing Mix
adapted from All Recipes
2 Tbsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp dried red/green bell pepper mix (optional. If you can't find it, don't worry about it)
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp pepper (black or white)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning (this is the "zesty")
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp celery salt
Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded jar and shake to combine.
To make dressing, mix 2 Tbsp mix with 2 Tbsp water, 1/4 cup vinegar (white or cider), and 2/3 cup oil (I use canola). You *can* use the dressing right away, but I like to let it chill in the fridge for a few hours to REALLY let those flavors come together.