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Spring Is For Salads!

Yum! The taste of fresh dressing straight from your kitchen. Give these recipes a try and you'll never go back to the grocery store brands again! Plus...you'll be learning to rotate some of your food storage items more frequently, so it's really a win-win!

Caesar Salad Dressing

1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
2 T. grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp. instant minced garlic
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. pepper

Makes 3 Tbsp. salad dressing mix, enough for 3/4 cup. of Caesar salad dressing. Use within 2-4 months. For dressing combine mix, 1/2 cup vegetable or olive oil, and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a glass jar. Shake, chill. Yield: 3/4 cup.

Sassy French Dressing

1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. onion powder

Variation: Sweet Italian Dressing: Increase sugar to 1/2 cup. Substitute 1 T. celery seed for paprika. Makes about 5 T. mix. Use within 6 months. For dressing, combine dressing mix, 3/4 cup vegetable or olive oil and 1/4 cup vinegar. Shake well, chill. Yield: 1 1/4 cups.

Super Salad Dressing Mix (dry)

2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 T. instant minced onion
2 T. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. dried dill seed
2 T. poppy seeds
3 T. celery seed
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper

Use within 3-4 months. Yield: 3 Cups.
Super Salad Seasoning Mix can be used as a topping over tossed green salads, baked potatoes, and buttered French bread before toasting. It can also be used as a garnish for potato salads, macaroni or egg salads. Or combine 1 cup sour cream with 2 T. seasoning mix for a sour cream dip.

Here's a quick tip to help you mince your fresh herbs really easily. Just bundle them together and they won't get away!

Another way to chop your herbs is to place them in a short glass. Using scissors, start chopping away, until the herbs are minced down to the proper size.

Rolling your herbs into bundles like I show in the video is also helpful when adding herbs to green salads. Simply tuck the herbs inside your large lettuce leaves, roll up the leaves, and start chopping.

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