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.
- 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
- 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!
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