We eat a lot of salad in our house! I LOVE salad, in fact I am know for making some of the yummiest salads on earth (I am not know for my humility huh?).
Since we practically drink salad dressing in our house, I like to make my own. My favorite seasoning packet is made by Good Seasons. I have tried using the store brand equivalent- which is still really yummy- but I have found that I can have the REAL THING if I get creative.
Last summer I popped into GFS (Gordon Food Service) to make a purchase and I found my favorite seasoning packet super sized!
In fact, this packet makes 16 bottles of salad dressing for $5.29.
Small $1.49/bottle & Big $.33/bottle.I keep my seasoning mix in a plastic storage container in the pantry until I need it.
Making homemade salad dressing is easy, super inexpensive, yummy and can be made healthier than purchased dressing. Here are all of the ingredients that I use: seasoning mix, red wine vinegar (you could sub balsamic if you'd prefer), vegetable oil and water.
I have purchased several Good Seasonings cruet's (salad dressing holders) they come in a box with two seasoning packets, and they usually sell for $2.59- which I think is funny because 2 small packets of seasonings alone should cost about $3.
Here are the simple steps in making your own dressing:
Fill the cruet up to the "V" line with vinegar- full price, this should cost about $.25.
Next, add water up to the "W" line... $0.
A heaping spoonful of seasoning mix is about 1/16 of the big packet, $.33.
The directions say to add oil to the "O" line, but I add half the amount of oil, making the dressing lighter and yet still very yummy! $.10.