- The dry ingredients can be prepared ahead of time. They are shelf stable when kept in a tightly sealed container. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, celery salt and regular salt.
- Abbies says, "In a pinch, you can also use Italian Seasoning instead of the basil and oregano. All these measurements are approximate and to my taste. You may have to experiment a bit and tweak it to your personal taste."
- To prepare dressing, , use shaker-carafe or whisk together 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2/3 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons water, , 1-2 teaspoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of the dry mix. Mix thoroughly.
- Prepare the dressing at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld and develop. Shake or wisk again just before serving.
Store any leftover dressing in a closed container in the refrigerator.