Italian Dressing

 

Ok, yes, it’s just Italian dressing. But, it’s homemade Italian dressing. The best part about this is being able to control the flavor factor. Garlic, onion, herbs, vinegar, zest. This is deliciously zesty.

I can probably guarantee that this is cheaper to make at home. We can buy herbs in bulk, so this was probably less than $1! So don’t let those dry herbs in your cabinet suffer a slow and agonizing death. You could easily customize the herbs in this recipe to suit your cabinet.

Italian Dressing

  • 2 tsp garlic powder (granules)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 2 T dried oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper (white pepper is good too!)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp ground rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp +/- red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup coconut vinegar + 1 T (or white balsamic, apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar)
  • 2 T water
  • 2/3 cup olive oil + 1 T

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients into a cruet or jar. (Mine is reused from a bottle of coconut nectar, perfect top!).

Watch out, salad dressing can sometimes be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. You might think “Italian” dressing would be vegan right? I did! Nope! For instance:

  • Wishbone House Italian; contains eggs, dairy and MSG (remember autolyzed yeast extract?)
  • Wishbone Italian; contains MSG
  • Kraft Tuscan House Italian; contains egg, dairy, natural flavor and their balsamic vinegar is broken down to (water, wine vinegar, grape juice). I’m gonna err on the side of “No, that isn’t,” here.
  • Newman’s Own Family Recipe Italian; contains milk, anchovy, hydrolyzed soybean protein, corn syrup and natural flavor. And to think people trust you Newman!
Yikes!

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About Sarah Hiller

Eco-maniacal! I love learning about food and health, and then sharing! I'm also an aspiring photographer, lover of kale, dogs, yoga, anything fitness, sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and heavy metal. It is my goal to empower and support people through nutrition and attitude. I have an Etsy store you can check out as well www.etsy.com/shop/ironballoon

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