For as long as I could remember I have loved eating salad. I used to grow vegetables in my garden when I was a kid and eat fresh cucumbers and tomatoes with my all time favorite good seasons dressing.
When I became gluten free, I checked the staple items in my life to see what was gluten free.
Diet coke = Gluten free (Thank god)
Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix = NOT GLUTEN FREE?? WTF?
Apparently from what I have read on the interwebs, Good Seasons Italian Dressing was once gluten free, then they made a change poisoning all of us forever.
I have tried countless types of dressing to find one that is good, and unfortunately none were, and as a result I haven’t eaten much salad.
This copycat dressing is delicious. As a result I have eaten salad every day for a week straight! Many of the copy cat recipes are similar, I like the sweetness in this version of the dressing with the bitterness from the vinegar. Super good.
I made the dressing with monkfruit sweetener which is a sugar free sweetener and it works great in this recipe. You could also make with sugar.
Add all the ingredients into a bowl and blend all the spices together ,
To make the dressing, we are going to do almost exactly what we do with Good Seasons Dressing. Place 2-2.5 tbsp of the mix in a bowl, (or the shaker for the good seasons dressing) and shake up with 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar and 3 tbsp of water. Shake it up good.
Add a scoop of mayo (yes I said mayo) and 1/2 cup vegetable oil and shake the hell out of it and you will get a nice blended dressing.
Why the mayo? Mayonnaise acts like an emulsifier in the dressing and helps with the consistency so you don’t end up pouring just oil or just vinegar out of the jar. Trust me it’s delish.
Copycat Gluten Free Good Seasons Dressing
Prep Time 10 mins
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Thyme
- 1 tsp Basil
- 1/4 tsp Celery Salt You could use celery seed too.
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tbsp Parsley
- 3-4 tbsp Monkfruit sweetner or Sugar
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Oregano
- Blend all ingredients together and store in a container or mason jar.
- To make dressing: Mix 2.5 tbsp dressing mix with 1/4 cup cider or white balsamic vinegar. Add 3 tbsp of water and mix that with the vinegar. Add 1 spoonful of Mayo and whisk with the vinegar. Sounds odd, but trust me. Finally add 1/2 cup vegetable oil and whisk all together. Place in refrigerator for best results.