Two tablespoons = 1 Good Seasons spice packet. I like to divide the recipe into three equal portions for three homemade packets at the ready. Be sure to stir well before measuring, as the finer ingredients tend to settle.
*The sugar balances the vinegar that is added to the vinaigrette later. If preferred, you could omit and add 1 teaspoon of honey (or sweetener of choice) to the vinaigrette when preparing. You may also omit the sugar if you’d like to use the mix as a dry rub for chicken or to season ground beef for burgers. You could even use it as an herby topping for garlic bread.
**For a lower-salt option, you may reduce the salt to 1 tablespoon. I’ve made the mix this way and it still has good flavor. The higher amount, however, pops the flavor somewhat more and is reasonable in the context of how many servings are created through three generous batches of vinaigrette.
***This amount of red pepper flakes provides flavor but does not make it spicy; may increase to 1 teaspoon, or more to taste.