Recipes - French Dressing

Patch French Dressing or Salt-Free French Dressing

Skillet Zucchini

¼ c mild honey

2 T water

1 tsp. butter

1 tsp. Backyard Patch French Dressing Mix (or Salt-Free)

1 lg. tomatoes, cut in 1/8ths

2 large zucchini

Wash Zucchini and cut off ends.  Cut in quarters lengthwise.  In skillet, combine honey ,water, butter and dressing mix.  Arrange zucchini, cut side down in honey mixture.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes or until tender.  Add tomatoes wedges and cook several minutes longer, turning once.  You can also use broccoli, carrots, celery, parsnips, or squash.  Makes 4 servings.


Chicken & Wild Rice Salad

The recipe uses two different items from the Backyard Patch inventory.  Not only does it use Patch French Dressing, but also our specially formulated Wild Rice Mix.  The recipe yields enough for 4 using half a package of Wild Rice Mix.  To serve 8 use the entire package and double the recipe.

1 package of Backyard Patch Wild Rice Blend

2 cups chopped cooked chicken

¼ cup chopped green bell pepper

2 Tbls chipped pimento

½ cup mayonnaise

2 Tbls. prepared Patch French Dressing Herb Mix 

1 Tbls lemon juice

¼ tsp. Salt

2 avocados, sliced

Prepare Wild Rice Mix according to package directions.  Divide in half and freeze or use 1 half for another dish.  Cool ½ of prepared rice for use with recipe.  Add to one half of prepared rice chicken, green pepper, and pimento.  Mix well.  Blend mayonnaise, prepared Patch French Dressing, lemon juice and salt in bowl.  Add to rice mixture and toss to coat.  Chill until serving time.  Serve over avocado slices.


“French” Chicken Salad

1 cup prepared Patch French Dressing (using Patch French Dressing Mix)

2-5 chicken breasts, skinned (about 2 lbs.)

1 1/2 tsp. celery seed

1/2 to 1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

Marinade the chicken breasts in Patch French Dressing for 3 to 5 hours.  Remove chicken from marinade and dispose of remaining liquid save 2 Tbls.  Sauté chicken in 2 Tbls remaining dressing until browned and juices run clear.  Then break apart cooked chicken with a fork to make bite-sized pieces.  Blend chicken with mayonnaise and celery seed and chill for about 20 minutes.  Serve cold on croissants or lettuce.  The salad is a delightful peach color with a flavor unlike anything you’ve tried before.  (Warning: do not substitute a creamy French dressing the result is not the same).

How it all started

I started growing herbs in 1994. I love the scents, the shades of green, and the scent and texture of the leaves. I love everything about them!

My first herb garden resulted from my need for good tea herbs. To this day, tea is among my favorite creations.

My husband does not use salt or preservatives, as a result all my seasonings and mixes, are all salt free, organic and preservative free.

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Commonly asked Questions


Do you use preservatives?

All of our blends are created with no preservatives, flavor enhancers or anti-clumping agents.

We grow our herbs organically, no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides and only organic methods.  The herbs are grown in "hills" placed in rows.  This allows us to walk among the plants but keep a high-quality soil and easy watering methods that makes plants drought resistant.

Are your items salt and gluten-free?

All our herb blends are crafted with no salt and no gluten. Our baking mixes will be clearly marked if they are gluten-free, but all will be low salt. However, since we make all the blends ourselves if you wish no salt in a baking mix (scones, breads, etc.) just ask and we will blend them without salt.

How and where do you ship?

Due to restrictions on plant materials, we only ship to the US or US territories. NO international orders are accepted. All items can be shipped either UPS or USPS depending on weight.

Where do your herbs come from?

We grow almost all of the herbs we use in our blends at our 3/4 acre herb garden. We have been growing herbs since 1994 and created our garden space in 1998 growing our herbs production style in hills and rows.