25 Reviews

This dressing exceeded my expectations! (And I've tried several of Marie's recipes, so they were pretty high to begin with. :)) I made it on Thursday, following the recipe exactly, to serve the next night. As several have mentioned, it definitely tasted too salty even though I'd used the kosher type. But I stuck it in the fridge thinking I'd give the flavors time to meld a little before adjusting. By Friday, it had completely mellowed out and was perfectly seasoned -- no tweaking necessary! If you plan to use it within a few hours, I'd recommend that you cut the salt approximately in half. But if made a day in advance, we thought it was pretty close to perfect as is. I served it over a salad with several different kinds of greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and pepperoncini. Thanks for a fabulous start to our Italian dinner, Marie!

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highcotton April 13, 2008

i didn't have all the exact ingredients on hand so i subbed:
italian herb seasoned red wine vinegar
pizza seasonings ground from grinder
salad oil
pinch of sea salt

doubled the recipe and used on a pasta salad...yummy...tfs this one

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pigtailone July 18, 2011

very tasty - a bit tart but once I added a bit more oil, it was great! Thanks so much!

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dmgraef May 26, 2011

I enjoyed this, just thought it needed a little more acidity. I mixed this recipe with 2 prepared envelopes of Hidden Valley Italian and it mimicked the Olive Garden's dressing. Thanks!

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Barenaked Chef November 15, 2010

Excellent!!!! This made the perfect Italian dressing. I made exactly as written and would not change a thing. Thanks so much Marie for sharing. :)

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~Nimz~ October 16, 2010

I loved it! I needed some dressing to make Simple Pasta Salad and since I don't like store bought dressings this was the perfect replacement.I used homemade seasoning and since I was out of mayonnaise I threw in a yolk.I thought it 'd be tart,but I liked it the way it was.Thanks for sharing it.

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littlemafia July 24, 2010

Very good Italian dressing. A little tart, will use balsamic vinegar for half the vinegar next time. The spice blend was very good. Also I used half olive oil and half canola oil, just for a lighter taste. Marie, thanks for posting . . . Janet

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Jezski April 10, 2010

It was salty, but, I LIKE it that way, I use less dressing and have all the flavor. I used fresh garlic because I was out of powder.

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ChiefCook&BottleWasher April 05, 2010

Made this to go with the spaghetti dinner last night and it was yummy. Creamy Italian was the perfect dressing to go on our green salad. Thank you for posting Marie! I will make this again.

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:)Shirl(: March 22, 2009

I made this yesterday for tonights dinner and it was delicious!! I used fresh garlic instead of powder. Marie...your recipes are no-fail, thanks again!!

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HeidiSue February 18, 2009
Italian Dressing