This recipe for Green Herb Salad Dressing Mix creates a tasty salad dressing. It’s also a great gift idea. Each recipe makes approximately 1/2 cup of dried mix. You can make several batches together and in about an hour have a slew of gifts ready to go.
You can increase the amounts to create larger amounts at one time. However, when I make this up, I prefer to set up a line of small bowls and work assembly line style, to keep the flavor of each batch consistent.
If I’m making for myself, I store in a sealed glass jar in a dark cupboard. For gifts, I either package the ingredients in a small, sealed jar, or in a sealed plastic baggie which I place inside of a muslin or organza bag. Often I buy small empty cruets from my local hobby supply store (Usually only $1-$2 when they’re on sale). I gift the mix, the cruet and instructions together. Voila! Quick and easy gifts.
Green Herb Salad Dressing Mix
1 Tablespoon dried chervil
1 1/2 teaspoon dried celery flakes
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 heaping teaspoon dried dillweed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried paprika
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried garlic flakes
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
Mix all herbs and spices thoroughly. Store in an airtight container.
To make salad dressing, mix 1 Tablespoon of dried herb blend with 3/4 cup mayonnaise and 2/3 cup sour cream or yogurt. Place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight to blend.
For a stronger herb flavor, you may and another 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of mix.
Just a note – the best buy I’ve found on jars and cruets is at Hobby Lobby, the week the glass is on sale for half price.
Organza bags are available at most craft supply outlets. My favorite is the muslin bags I get from San Francisco Herb Company. I often paint or stamp the bags before filling with tea, herb blends, or sachet mixtures.