Homemade salad seasoning mix that will add pep and zing to your salads. This seasoning mix is 100% vegan and gluten-free.
This mix will help you to make a fresh vinaigrette dressing quickly at a moment's notice. It also makes a very useful homemade edible gift during the holidays.
You can whip up this seasoning in few minutes and enjoy eating a fresh and tasty salad throughout the week by mixing and matching the salad ingredients.
I love fresh herbs to use in salads but you do not get it every day all around the year where I live and let's forget the cost factor.
This is where the dry herbs come to help. They are not only available throughout the year but quite economical as well.
Dried herbs are not only good to add to just portions of pasta and pizzas but also good to make this salad seasoning mix at home and store it for longer use.
If you are new to adding a seasoning mix to salads, think of this as adding garam masala powder to a curry.
It enhances the flavor profile of the dish, right, and just like that this seasoning mix also adds the much-needed zing to your salads.
As I had mentioned here, I do not add onions to my salads, so this seasoning mix with onion powder helps me not to miss it while eating salads.
Besides, a lot of us buy individual dry Italian herbs but apart from adding it to pasta and pizzas don't know what to do with it, letting it take up shelf life and tossing it out after its shelf life is over.
In that case, just rustle up this homemade salad seasoning mix, pack it up in a pretty-looking bottle with a bow on top and give it away as edible gifts.
As such it's the holiday season and with the new year around the corner, people are going to be starting new resolutions to get their health back on track and I'm sure this mix as a gift will be useful to them.
This being a homemade salad seasoning mix, there are no enhancers or anti-caking agents to make it stay in its dry form.
So after mixing, I always refrigerate the jar and after each use, I always return it to the fridge immediately.
To be honest, in all of the 2.5 years I have been making this seasoning mix, never once has it spoiled and I had to throw it out.
Also since I make a small batch always to keep up the flavor profile intact, it gets over soon too considering I eat salads at least 3 or 4 times a week for lunch.
Other ways to use
To be frank, I sprinkle it on all of my salads, regardless of their geographical origin because I like the flavor and how fresh and tasty the salads turn out.
I also sprinkle a generous amount of it on soups as well and on pasta too.
Feel free to play with various proportions. I experimented with it every single time I had to mix a batch and ended up with this proportion as this suits my tastebuds.
You can increase or decrease any ingredient in this mix according to your liking as well.
Other than pink salt and lemon salt which are quite commonly available, there are several different types of salts available like garlic salt, celery salt, etc which you can experiment with.
I also don't mostly add any oil at all to my salads, as I prefer it that way. So adding lemon salt makes it tasty enough for me. If you do not like to add it, go with regular salt.
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Homamade Salad Seasoning Mix
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Dried Basil
- 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
- 2 tbsp Dried Parsley
- 1 tsp Dried Thyme
- 1 tsp Black Pepper coarsely crushed
- 1 tsp Sugar (optional)
- 1 tsp Lemon Salt or Citric Acid Crystals
- Crush the lemon salt & sugar (if using) in a stone grinder manually. Tip into a small bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well to combine.
- Store in an airtight, sealed container and refrigerate. Mix may settle, so stir well before each use.
For individual dressing:
- In a small bottle, add 1/2 tsp of this salad seasoning mix to 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Close with lid and shake well. Drizzle on top of the salad, toss well and serve.
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