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Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mix Recipe
Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mix
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Rating: 4.0 (4 reviews)
 

Here's a clone for the instant dressing mix you buy in the little .7-ounce packets. When added to vinegar, water, and oil, you get one of the best-tasting instant salad dressings around. But what if you can't find the stuff, or it is no longer sold in your area, as I've heard from so many? Or maybe you want to save some money and make a bunch of your own? Just use the recipe below to make as much dry mix as you want, and save it for when you need instant salad satisfaction. I've used McCormick lemon pepper in the recipe here because it contains lemon juice solids that help duplicate the taste of the sodium citrate and citric acid in the real thing. The dry pectin, which can be found near the canning supplies in your supermarket, is used as a thickener, much like the xanthan gum in the original product.

1 teaspoon carrot, grated and finely chopped
1 teaspoon red bell pepper, finely minced
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Great on homemade hoagies
Bruce Johnson  
Submitted on: 04/09/13
Really good dressing, better than Good Seasons, by a mile. White wine vinegar, canola and immersion blender.
Amber in Colorado  
Submitted on: 12/06/05
I use this ALL THE TIME.. I NEVER buy pkgs.. I sub the vinegar for red wine vinegar.. It works AWESOME!!!! Great for salads, marinades for chicken to boot!
Vicky  
Submitted on: 09/21/05
I love this clone! I can make this for a fraction of the cost of what it cost from Good Seasons. I make 5 or 6 "packets" at time so it's ready when I need it.
Rose  
Submitted on: 07/18/05
BLAH! Sorry but it doesn't come close.