Italian Dressing Recipe

I love when I open the refrigerator thinking I have an ingredient on hand and when I find it’s not there I’m left scrambling. This week this exact thing happened and I was left trying to find an Italian dressing recipe at a moment’s notice. There are a lot of recipes for Italian dressing, but this one was the best that I’ve found.  It was wonderful on our salad and delicious on our chicken.

This weekend we are off to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary! We have decided to wait and see where the sale fares for the week may take us. A last minute spontaneous little adventure. We’ve talked about spending the weekend skiing somewhere, going to Vegas to catch a show, or even just enjoying a quiet weekend without the children at home.

While we are gone, enjoy this incredible Italian Dressing recipe! I can’t even write it without an Italian accent going through my head.

italian dressing recipe

Italian Dressing

1 tsp dried or fresh basil

1 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp celery seed

1 tbsp garlic salt

2 tbsp dried oregano or 1 tbsp fresh oregano

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp fresh or dried parsley

2 tsp salt

2 tbsp white sugar

2/3 cup canola or olive oil

2 tbsp water

1/4 cup white vinegar

In a small bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients and set aside. In a blender bottle or small bowl, whisk or blend together the wet ingredients and two tablespoons of the dry ingredients until blended well. Store the remaining dry ingredients for another use. (I suggest freezing it in a freezer style bag, especially if using fresh herbs). Store dressing in blender bottle or pour mixture from mixing bowl to a mason jar or airtight container and store in refrigerator for up to one week.

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Comments

  1. I love the look of this! I’m having such a love affair with stuffed green olives at the moment but haven’t yet been able to make a ‘wow’ dressing for them. This seems to be what I’ve been looking for! Thankyou! – Kathryn 🙂

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