Which is the all-Italian dressing style

Delicatessen items

I know a lot of people who actually like to cook fresh - but the fun ends with salad dressings. Why is that like that? Why are even the most delicious and freshest salads from the weekly market doused with mixed salad dressings from the bag? I'm not sure ... but I think it's super simple and doesn't taste that bad compared to other bag stuff, does it? Nevertheless ... in addition to the ingredients that you would stir into a salad dressing yourself (salt, sugar, something like onions, herbs ...) there is one thing above all in these sachets: additives and flavor enhancers (disguised as yeast extract).

That's why I have a mixture for you today that you can easily mix yourself, that has a very long shelf life and that you just have to mix with oil, vinegar and water and whoosh - you have a super delicious salad dressing “Italy style”. In terms of content, the flavors are roughly the same as those in the original sachet (the little greens that are always so practically the same in the vegetable department) - just without flavor enhancers etc. Since I didn't want to work with powdered acid, you have to have this here Adding vinegar is not necessary with the sachet. But hey - almost everyone has a bottle of balsamic vinegar in their closet, right?

It doesn't matter whether you take crossed or heaped tablespoons - the main thing is that the proportions are right!

Ingredients (that's enough for a lot of salads!):

3 tbsp oregano, dried
2 tbsp parsley, dried
1 tbsp basil, dried
1/2 tbsp celery salt
1/2 tbsp thyme, dried
1/2 tbsp pepper, preferably freshly ground (but as fine as possible)
2 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp paprika powder, hot pink


1. Mix all ingredients together well.

2. Pour into a clean glass - the mixture will probably last forever, but it will certainly lose its taste at some point. I would try to use them up within a year.

3. For salad dressing for 1 person, dose as follows: 1 teaspoon mixture, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon oil, 2 tablespoons water. Shake everything well and leave it to stand for 5 minutes - then the dried herbs will be a little softer, especially with thyme, I find that pleasant. That's enough for 1/2 head of lettuce :-).

Of course you can change that a little depending on the salad. If you like, add 1 teaspoon of mustard or 1 teaspoon of honey to the mixed mixture. But it is not necessary, the dressing tastes so wonderful!

Important: when you take something, always stir well in the glass beforehand. Sugar & salt tend to trickle down through the herbs and we want a nice mixture in the salad! 🙂
Nicely packaged, the seasoning can also be given away as a gift, then you can do a little more right away.

And so that you can try the dressing right away, I'll have a salad recipe for it tomorrow (vegetable salad with salmon cubes).