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Home Ec Project:
Homemade Dressing Mixes

Here's another great home economics project where the student creates homemade salad dressing mixes as frugal pantry items.

Caesar Salad Dressing Mix

Ingredients:
1 1/2 ts Grated Lemon Peel
1/8 ts Instant Minced Garlic
1/2 ts Pepper
1 ts Oregano
2 tb Graded Parmesan Cheese


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; stir until well blended. Put mixture in a foil packet or 1-pint glass jar and label as Caesar Salad Dressing Mix. Store in a cool dry place and use within 3 to 4 months. Makes One 3/4 cup serving (3 Tablespoons)

Caesar Salad Dressing: Combine 1 pkg of mix, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a glass jar. Shake until well blended. Chill before serving. Makes about 3/4 cup of Salad Dressing.

French Dressing Mix

Ingredients:
1/4 c Sugar
1 ts Dry Mustard
1/8 ts Onion Powder
1 1/2 ts Paprika
1 1/2 ts Salt


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; stir until well blended. Put mixture in a foil packet or 1-pint glass jar and label as French Dressing Mix. Store in a cool, dry place and use within 6 months.

Makes enough mix (5 Tablespoons) for 1 1/4 cups of French Dressing.

VARIATION: Sweet Italian Dressing: Increase sugar to 1/2 cup. Substitute 1 T celery seed for paprika. French Dressing: Combine 1 pkt of mix, 3/4 cup vegetable oil, and 1/4 cup vinegar in a glass jar. Shake until well blended. Chill before serving. Makes about 1 1/4 cups of French Dressing.

Low Calorie Dressing Mix

Ingredients:
2 ts Instant Minced Onion
1/4 ts Instant Horseradish
2 ts Parsley Flakes
2 ts Green Pepper Flakes


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and blend well. Put mixture in a foil packet or a 1-pint glass jar and label as Low- Calorie Dressing Mix. Store in a cool, dry place and use within 6 months. Makes enough mix for 3/4 cup of dressing.

Low-Calorie Dressing: Combine mix, 3/4 cup tomato juice and 2 T lemon juice in a glass jar and blend well. Chill before serving. Makes about 3/4 cup of dressing.

Super Salad Seasoning Mix

Ingredients:
2 c Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 c Sesame Seed
1 tb Instant Minced Onion
1/2 ts Dried Dill Seed
3 tb Celery Seeds
1/2 ts Freshly Ground Pepper
2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Garlic Salt
2 tb Parsley Flakes
2 tb Poppy Seeds
2 ts Paprika


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and blend well. Put in a 1-quart airtight container and label as Super Salad Seasoning Mix. Store in a cool, dry place and use within 3 to 4 months. Makes about 3 cups of mix.

Use Super Salad Seasoning Mix on the following: Sprinkled topping over tossed green salads, baked potatoes and buttered French bread or rolls before toasting, as a garnish for potato salads, macaroni or egg salads and as a sour cream dip made with 2 T of mix to 1 cup of sour cream.

Sweet Salad Dressing Mix

Ingredients:
1/3 c Sugar
1 ts Salt
1 ts Paprika
1 ts Instant Minced Onion
1 ts Dry Mustard
1 ts Celery Seed


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and blend well. Put mixture in a foil packet or 1-pint glass jar and label as Sweet Salad Dressing Mix. Store in a cool, dry place and use within 6 months. Makes about 1/2 cup of mix.

Sweet Salad Dressing: Combine mix, 3/4 cup vegetable oil, and 1/4 cup vinegar in a glass jar. Stir until well blended; chill. Makes about 1 1/4 cups of dressing.

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