Italian Dressing Mix

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Prep time: 3 minutes

Cost: Truly--I don't know. The salt and sugar are less than a cent. I'd figure a cent or 2 for each other ingredient (if you buy cheap-ish seasonings like me), but I'm not sure how completely accurate that is. 

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder (I scaled this back to about 1 1/4 tsp)

1 Tbsp onion powder

2 Tbsp dried oregano

1 Tbsp dried parsley

1 Tbsp granulated sugar

1-2 Tbsp salt (I'd go 1)

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp ground basil

1/4 tsp celery salt

Put all ingredients in an air-tight container and give it a good shake. Be sure to give it a good shake or stir before each use because the granular things tend to settle at the bottom while the dried leafy things hang out at the top. 

To make dressing: Mix 2 Tbsp of this with 1/4 C vinegar, 2 Tbsp water, and 1/2 C olive or canola oil (I used canola). Put it in a container with a tight lid and shake the heck out of it to combine ingredients. If you want a creamy Italian, add several tablespoons (start with 2) mayo, sour cream, or yogurt (I haven't tried the yogurt, but I think it'd work just fine). 

Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate