Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Paleo Salad Dressing Mix

I used to love Good Seasons italian dressing mix. The ease of making my own dressing with the oils and vinegars of my choice. The unfortunate part is the preservatives, salts and sugars they put in. I found a recipe for a copycat, so I modified it to better suit paleo living. This is the formula I came up with. Store this in a ziploc bag or airtight container and just mix it up whenever you need a delicious salad dressing. (You can always use your protein shake mixer or your old Good Season dressing cruet to make this)

Paleo Italian Dressing Mix

1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp dried parsley
2 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp maple sugar (optional)

Mix together all ingredients and store in airtight container.

To make dressing mix together 1/4 cup vinegar (cider or balsamic), 2 tbsp water, and 2 tbsp dressing mix. Add 2/3 cup oil (mix together a variety of oils so there is no overwhelming flavor of almonds, olives of coconuts). Mix well to combine.


  1. lemme just say....this is better than any salad dressing that I bought in the store. And it reminds me of a dressing my grandma used to serve when I was a kid. YUM! Thanks!

  2. Hey! I have a quick question...I made this but was curious...does this store well once the vinegar and oil is mixed with spices? Can it be store in fridge or in cupboard for a week or so? Please let me know. I would hate to waste any extra. Thanks!

  3. I would use it within a week or two once it's prepared. I would keep it in the fridge, just let it warm slightly before serving. Olive oil solidifies in the fridge.

  4. can the dry mix be used to make crockpot italian beef?

  5. can the dry mix be used to make crockpot italian beef?