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Friday, December 27, 2013

Make your own salad dressings - So much cheaper and tastier!

Make your own salad dressings!

French, Italian, Ranch, Thousand Island

Cheaper, tastier, and NO additives!

Most of the ingredients can be found at Dollar Stores!

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French Dressing

Ingredients

1 cup corn oil
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Put all ingredients in blender or food processor; blend until well mixed.

Italian Dressing 

Ingredients

3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a bottle.
Shake to blend.
Allow flavors to blend about an hour or so, Will even be more flavorful the following day. Be sure to refrigerate any leftovers.
Makes about 1 cup.

Italian Dressing Dry Mix 

Ingredients

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons oregano, ground or 2 tablespoons oregano leaves
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons salt or 2 tablespoons salt substitute
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground basil or 1 teaspoon basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme or 1/4 teaspoon thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried celery leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried celery flakes

Directions

Mix all ingredients together and store in air-tight container.
To make dressing: Mix 2 tbs of this mix with 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tbs water, and 1/2 to 2/3 cup olive oil or canola oil.
Shake before using.

Ranch Dressing

Ingredients

1/2 cup dry buttermilk
1 tablespoon dried parsley, crushed
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper (If you do not want the pepper noticed, use white pepper.)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Blend at high speed until smooth.
If you want to use this to make salad dressing combine 1 tablespoon mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup milk.
Otherwise use 1 tablespoon in any recipe calling for an envelope of ranch dressing mix.

For a GREAT dip, combine 2 tablespoons mix with 1 cup sour cream. Chill for an hour to meld flavors.

Thousand Island Dressing


Ingredients

1 cup mayonnaise
4 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Mix well.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


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