Foodie Friday {Homemade Italian Dressing}…

Before I proceed with Foodie Friday’s recipe, I need to know something.  Flax or chia?  What do you do with the flax?  I bought flax seeds and flax meal from Trader Joes.  Both have been sitting on the counter while I try to decide what to do with them.  Then I hear chia is the new flax. Way to be late to the party Jennifer… Foodie help please? 🙂


I know … I’m writing a post about salad dressing.  Boooring.  😛  Well in keeping with my healthy recipes for Foodie Friday, I wanted to blog about my favorite salad dressing.  Well my fave is Ranch … but that is beside the point.

I love eating salads.  I especially love eating salads at home (much cheaper!).

I hate bottled dressing.  All of them.  I like some in the refrigerated section of the produce department but I prefer to make my own.

I’m not an O&V + lemon juice kinda gal either.  I need some flavor to go along with that lettuce afterall! 😉

I have made this several times over the past month and Raymond LOVES it!  I store it in a mason jar.  Love me some mason jars!

Modified from this recipe

Homemade Italian Dressing

  • 1 packet Good Seasonings Italian Dressing Mix
    • Oil, water, vinegar (for the packet)
    • I use slightly more vinegar and water than the instructions call for to cut down on the oil consumption.
  • 1 TSP Dried oregano
  • 1/2 TSP
    • Sugar
    • Mayonnaise
    • Pepper
  • 1/4 TSP Garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 TBSP white wine vinegar
  • 1.5 TBSP water
  1. Prepare Good Seasonings dressing according to package.  I make this in the carafe that comes with the dressing kit.
  2. Pour in a medium bowl.
  3. Add additional ingredients.  Whisk until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.

Hello you big beautiful bowl of lettuce! 🙂

Now … please share any Ranch recipes that might be healthy. 🙂

Until next time…

Jennifer Signature