The Ospidillo Cafe Italian Salad Dressing

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Bone Man

I always offer two dressings on the table here at The Ospidillo Cafe; The Stone Pipe Inn Salad The Stone Pipe Inn Salad and this one. When I place salads on the table, my guests typically query, "Where's that good salad dressing that you make?" I just point to the two carafes and about half take one and half take the other; they taste nothing alike.

Top Review by AmyHasAPlan

I have enjoyed this dressing not only on salads but also as a marinade for grilled salmon. It is very tasty. I would like to note that olive oil has a chemistry to it that causes it to become bitter or unpleasant-tasting when mechanically blended on high speeds, so I usually wait until the last minute to add olive oil in dressings or hummus, and only blend it until it is well combined. (Besides, it seemed like 20 minutes seemed a bit excessive in my opinion.) I just blended the ingredients until it became smooth. Otherwise, I followed the directions as stated, and I very much love this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend all ingredients in a mixer for 20 minutes. (I use a KitchenAid mixer on speed setting number 2).
  2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  3. When dressing gets too cold it will solidify somewhat, due to the olive oil, so allow it to set out 1/2 hour or so if this happens.
  4. Also, I prefer to use Tupelo honey when I have it available which is much higher quality in flavor than regular clover honey.
  5. For the Italian spices, I use 2 teaspoons of Dee514's Italian Blend Spice Mix Recipe #38293. Here it is:
  6. 2 tablespoons basil, 2 tablespoons marjoram, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon oregano, 1 tablespoon thyme, 1 tablespoon rosemary, 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes.

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