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Copycat (Good Seasons) Italian Salad Dressing

Last post Mar 06, 2011 6:24 AM by Appy_Girl . 3 replies.

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    Copycat (Good Seasons) Italian Salad Dressing

    "Here's the answer to a cook's prayer. We used
    seasonings similar to those listed on an
    Italian Salad Dressing seasoning packet. But
    we omitted the thickener (it is not practical
    for non-commercial use) and the preservative;
    both are un-necessary in our version. Our
    tasters gave our Copycat Italian Salad Dressing
    a high rating. Hope it suits your family. - C.B."
    Associated Press Food Editor

    1 tbsp instant minced onion (dehydrated onion flakes)
    1 tbsp instant miced garlic (granulated garlic)
    2 1/4 tsp salt
    1 tsp sugar
    1/2 tsp dehydrated sweet (bell) pepper flakes, see note
    1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper
    1/4 tsp dry mustard
    1/4 tsp monosodium glutamate, if desired
    1/8 tsp paprika
    1/16 tsp celery seed

    1/4 cup cider vinegar
    2 tbsp water
    2/3 cup salad oil

    In an electric blender, whirl together
    the onion, garlic, salt, sugar, pepper flakes,
    black pepper, mustard, monosodium glutimate,
    paprika and celery seed until in fine particles.

    Into a screwtop jar (large enough to leave
    plenty of room for shaking) pour the vinegar,
    water and seasoning mixture; shake well;
    add oil; shake well.

    Store in the refrigerator; shake thoroughly before

    Makes 1 cup

    Note: The dehydrated sweet pepper flakes called
    for come in jars and cans. These flakes,
    from green bell peppers - perhaps intermingled
    with a few flakes from red bell peppers - are
    most widely available. (such as

    However, dehydrated flakes from red bell
    peppers alone are in some markets. Either the
    green or red flakes may be used in the above recipe.

    Source: Cecily Brownstone, A.P. Food Editor;
    The Lewiston, ID - Journal newspaper, Nov 1, 1980



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  • Re: Copycat (Good Seasons) Italian Salad Dressing

     Thanks for this...always looking for a good Homemade version of anything. I'll make it without the MSG though! I love my recipe for Homemade Ranch and I use it often as we can't get Ranch dressing over here...only yogurt dressing...and it's just not the same.


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  • Re: Copycat (Good Seasons) Italian Salad Dressing

    Shannon - would you share your recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing?  I prefer homemade dressings vs. store-bought as well.  Thanks.



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  • Re: Copycat (Good Seasons) Italian Salad Dressing

    Another fan of  Freshly made dressings ~ Thanks  for sharing the recipe. Nice to mmet you Antilope.Coffee


    I was going to ask the the Ranch dressing as well.  Thanks  in advance Shannon ~  Janie


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