American Italian Dressing Mix

Why am I deeming Italian dressing American, you ask? The use of dried vs. fresh herbs is a development in this recipe that took place when Italian immigrants reached the US. Without access to fresh herbs, the dried versions substituted to allow for a similarly flavored dressing to that from the old country. This recipe is great with either fresh or dried herbs, though I use dried in my version.

Italian Dried Seasoning Mix and Italian Salad Dressing

This dried herb mix is perfect for making a salad dressing with the flavors of Italy. Sprinkle over steaks and chicken, add olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice make a dressing for salads and sandwiches. I recommend making extra to keep in a sealed jar to use whenever you feel like adding a taste of Italy to a dish.
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Course: Condiment, Salad, Sandwich
Cuisine: American, American Northeast, Italian, North American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Small jar with lid (for dry mix)
  • Medium jar with lid (for dressing)


  • 8 tbsp Dried oregano
  • 4 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 4 tbsp Dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 4 tsp Black pepper
  • 4 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme

Salad Dressing

  • cup Extra virgin olive oil (vegetable oil is also OK)
  • cup Red or white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Water


  • Dry Mix – Place all the dried ingredients in jar, close lid, and shake to combine.
  • Salad Dressing – In a container with lid, combine vinegar, 2 tbsp water, and 2 tbsp of mix. Pour in olive oil, attach lid, and shake vigorously to combine.


Calories: 1545kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 145g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 105g | Sodium: 14045mg | Potassium: 1127mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 384mg | Iron: 12mg

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