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Italian Dressing Recipe


Glass jug of Italian dressing
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This simple Italian dressing recipe uses a very easy method for achieving perfectly emulsified vinaigrette. The tiny dash of Dijon, when shaken, keeps the oil and vinegar mixed together for a restaurant-quality salad dressing.

Makes 2 cups Italian Dressing Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herb blend
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove crushed and finely minced garlic


Combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a screw-on lid, or other container with a tight-fitting lid. Tighten lid and shake vigorously for 1 minute before serving. Refrigerate overnight for best results. Shake before serving. May be stored for several weeks in the refrigerator.
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