Italian Dressing Mix & OXO Salad Dressing Shaker Giveaway

by Erin

The frequency at which salad dressing is homemade in my kitchen is less than a salad itself. And if you’ve read my blog long enough, you will have noticed that there is a whopping 4 posts that have the word “salad” in their title.  I do eat a lot of green leafy things, but it tends to be in the form of green monster smoothies several times a week (it’s my ultimate lazy-no-bake meal option). But despite my history with salads, when I was given the opportunity to test the OXO Salad Dressing Shaker I couldn’t turn it down.

I started out by making a homemade Italian salad dressing which was destined for marinating zucchini. The markings on the side of the shaker really helped in reducing the number of dirty dishes created since there was no need for measuring cups (yay!). The dry seasoning then went for a swim before screwing the top on.

Make sure the pour spout is closed and then shake shake shake. Shake your booty! No seriously, when I shake things a lot my whole body starts to join in. But moving on… so once your dressing has been fully shaken, You just push open the spout with your finger and pour all in one fluid motion. Afterwards, any leftover dressing can be stored in the shaker with the spout closed. Did I mention this contraption reduces dirty dishes?

Now that I know how easy it is to make my own dressing at home, you might see a few more salad posts pop up in the future. Maybe I will even use the dressing on an actual salad next time – gasp!

Want a salad dressing shaker for yourself? Just answer this simple question in a comment on this post: What is your favorite salad dressing? Giveaway ends on Tuesday, May 15th at 11pm central time. Winner will be notified by e-mail and given 24 hours to respond. GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

The winner is #16 Lynna from Hearts in my Oven.


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Makes approximately 1/2 cup mix (or 4 cups prepared dressing)



1 Tbsp garlic salt

1 Tbsp onion powder

1 Tbsp white sugar

2 Tbsp dried oregano

1 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried basil

1 Tbsp dried parsley

1/4 tsp celery salt

1 Tbsp salt

DRESSING (Makes approximately 1 cup)

1/4 cup white vinegar

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp water

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, celery salt and regular salt. Store in a tightly sealed container.
  2. To prepare dressing, combine white vinegar, olive oil, water and 2 tablespoons of the dry mix in the salad dressing shaker.

Source: Adapted slightly from

Disclosure: I received two OXO Salad Dressing Shakers for free from OXO’s Blogger Outreach Program – one to review and one to giveaway. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Jeffrey May 15, 2012 - 8:50 pm

I like an italian dressing but sometimes go for a bleu cheese.

Emily @ Life on Food May 15, 2012 - 7:22 pm

I love Parmesan peppercorn but whenever I make it at home I just spice up some olive oil.

keira May 14, 2012 - 7:39 am

just found your blog thru pinterest. lots of delicious stuff here, thanks!

my favorite dressing? creamy garlic ranch… !

Rachel May 13, 2012 - 2:54 pm

I love to make a simple evoo, vinegar, dijon mustard dressing, but if I’m going for something simple and really light, I like to do squeezed lemon juice and some black pepper! Nice and refreshing!

Hope May 13, 2012 - 2:25 pm

my favorite dressing is simply balsamic vinegar :) but I also love making a dressing out of greek yogurt, almond milk, and spices!

Kerstin May 13, 2012 - 11:50 am

Sounds like a great dressing to make at home! I love oxo products – my current favorite dressing is honey mustard, but I do like to switch things up a lot.

Courtney Mac May 12, 2012 - 8:02 pm

All about the ranch, always!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Ann Schleyhahn May 12, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Pur favorite salad dressing is Ranch Bacon or Blue Cheese

Carly May 12, 2012 - 4:59 pm

My favorite salad dressing a lemon vinaigrette.

Rikki W May 12, 2012 - 3:18 pm

My favorite Salas dressing is Balsamic Vinaigrette! <3 Thanks for the giveaway! :D

MommaMary May 12, 2012 - 2:01 am

I love green goddess dressing. I haven’t tried making it myself. I would love to find a recipe for it. I’ve saved your recipe and am going to make it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel May 11, 2012 - 12:13 pm

I love to mix mustard, honey, olive oil and red vine vinegar… so delicious and no funky ingredients!

Kaitlin May 11, 2012 - 8:43 am

I have been eying up this salad shaker for too long now! I have never met a vinaigrette I didn’t enjoy, I love them all!

Miriam @ Overtime Cook May 11, 2012 - 7:45 am

This dressing looks delicious!

My favorite dressing is a honey mustard dressing with mince shallots. I am suddenly wondering why I haven’t made it in a while!

Jan May 11, 2012 - 12:42 am

My favorite dressing is the asian sesame dressing. YUM!

Jessica F @ Meats and Other Eats May 10, 2012 - 11:35 pm

My favorite is caesar dressing, and blue cheese comes in at a close second :)

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 10, 2012 - 11:17 pm

I’m a traditional girl, I live a nice balsamic & vinegar or Italian dressing! It adds so much flavor to almost any dish!

Sarah @ the Desk Behind You May 10, 2012 - 11:10 pm

Honey mustard’s my go to :-)

susan May 10, 2012 - 10:03 pm

I love paul newman’s lie sesame ginger lite dressing.

Kesha May 10, 2012 - 9:07 pm

I love tangy tomato or ranch dressing!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. May 10, 2012 - 8:20 pm

I love ranch dressing and balsamic vinaigrette!

Melissa Likes To Eat May 10, 2012 - 8:05 pm

I’m boring but I love GOOD ranch dressing.

suburban prep May 10, 2012 - 5:50 pm

in my family it is Italian dressing or Oil and Vinegar.

Rachel May 10, 2012 - 3:54 pm

When I was little, my favorite dressing was French, because it was the color of carrots. I still like French, but usually go for an Italian dressing or a vinaigrette of some kind. Not Ranch. Sorry, Hidden Valley.

Lynna May 10, 2012 - 2:28 pm

hands down, italian dressing. love love love it. <3

amy marantino May 10, 2012 - 2:28 pm

my favorite is ranch

katrina May 10, 2012 - 2:22 pm

I love a strawberry vinaigrette!

Catalina @ Cake with Love May 10, 2012 - 2:04 pm

I am really into salad dressings because of all the empty calories, so I usually make mine very simple: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon zest and parsley!

Cellabella May 10, 2012 - 12:16 pm

I love carrot miso ginger dressings, along with a simple lemon dijon mustard vinaigrette too!

Sara P. May 10, 2012 - 11:53 am

I love a vinegarette with a little citrus in it!

Vicki @ WITK May 10, 2012 - 11:42 am

That is a very cool contraption! In the first year of my blog I made maybe one or two salads. After I moved in with boyfriend I have really been making them so much more! I usually make a salad dressing that constitutes of white wine vinegar, olive oil, dijon mustard, salt, pepper and parsley. So good. I am addicted to white wine vinegar!

Liz @ Southern Charm May 10, 2012 - 11:15 am

My favorite is Italian … but not any Italian, the homemade Italian at Port of Call & Snug Harbor (same owners) here in NoLa. This recipe looks similar, so I just have to try it out!

Jen @ Juanita's Cocina May 10, 2012 - 11:11 am

My favorite dressing is honey mustard…right now. LOL! Tomorrow it may be ranch.

Julie May 10, 2012 - 10:14 am

I like catalina thanks

Devi McDonald @ Diddles and Dumplings May 10, 2012 - 9:07 am

Buttermilk Ranch! :)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray May 10, 2012 - 9:03 am

Oooh! My favorite salad dressing is an Italian vinaigrette. Gotta have some red pepper flakes for zest. :)
(Maybe this will make me eat salad more? Veggies, how you elude me.)

Evelyn R May 10, 2012 - 8:26 am

Right now my favorite is strawberry balsamic vinegarette

Amy May 10, 2012 - 7:52 am

My fav dressing is Caesar!! I love the tang of the lemon and the parm cheese. This shaker would make it even quicker and store the extra so easy for the next day!

Devon May 10, 2012 - 7:49 am

I’m a pretty simple girl who loves a good balsamic vinegarette. Can’t go wrong there!

Kate May 10, 2012 - 7:48 am

Hi Erin, I have been eyeing a salad dressing mixer for a while – to date I just go old school with a whisk, but it is impossible to save the left-overs!
My favorite salad dressing is actually a family recipe of my sister’s that has many variations but is always delicious. The ingredients that always make it in are:
Balsamic vinegar (not too much)
Dijon mustard
Garlic & onion powder

fingers crossed!


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