I like Good Seasons salad dressing mix but it is expensive and has lots of MSG in it (not good for us) so I did some research on making my own and like this mix very much. I try to make a salad for most every meal and we usually use the Balsamic Vinaigrette version. This one is also good as a bread dip.
Italian Herb Salad Dressing Mix
1 teaspoon oregano leaves (crushed a bit if large)
1 T. onion powder
1 teaspoons basil leaves
1 teaspoons paprika (makes it a beautiful color)
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
2 Tablespoons garlic powder
4 Tablespoons salt
1 tsp. Celery seed
¼ tsp tyme leaves
1 T. sugar
Mix and store in an airtight container.
To make dressing use 2 tablespoon mix with 1 1/2 cups olive or vegetable oil and 1/2 cup wine vinegar and ¼ C. water. If you like a sweeter dressing add another 1 T. of sugar. This recipe is easily halved. The flavor improves as it sits.
Balsamic Vinaigrette: 4 tsps. dry mix with 1 C. olive oil and 1 C. balsamic vinegar.