Classic Italian Salad Dressings


2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
This is a recipe for a classic Italian dressing. We have also include some ideas for variations.

  • Combine all ingredients in a screw top jar or a bowl and shake or whisk until well combined and thickened.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Creamy Italian dressing: Prepare dressing as above adding 1/4 cup sour cream. Blend well.
  • Italian Cheese dressing: Prepare dressing as above. Add 2 tbs of Parmesan or Romano cheese. Blend well.
  • Italian Blue Cheese dressing: Prepare dressing as above, omitting the Italian seasoning. Mash 1/4 cup Gorgonzola ¬†with 1 tbs grated onion and stir in 1/4 cup light cream. Combine and mix well.
  • Anchovy dressing: Prepare dressing as above. Add a 2 oz can of anchovies, chopped. Blend well.
  • Any combination of the following may be added to the basic dressing:
  • minced onion
  • minced pimento
  • minced parsley
  • minced green pepper
  • capers
  • sliced scallions
  • onion powder




10 min


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