Italian Dressing

"This is my husband's favorite italian dressing. It is a recipe from a friend. The longer it sets the better it gets."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Mix all ingredients and let stand at least one hour in refrigerator (better if overnight). You will want to use container for salad dressing so the garlic does not fall out.
  • Sprinkle salads with garlic powder before using dressing.

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  1. Katanashrp
    I love the amount of mustard powder and lack of sugar in this recipe. The powder made it almost "creamy" which was a nice surprise. Definitely one of the best dressings out there. It seems like one of those recipes that an Italian grandma would make, simple but with a secret (the mustard powder). Thank you.
  2. Baby Kato
    What a truly lovely dressing happynana. We enjoyed it very much. I used corn oil, a good quality red wine vinegar and made the recipe exactly as written, I wouldn't change a thing. I made it Saturday and served it on Sunday with a very simple salad. The great flavor really comes together with the additional chilling time. Thanks so much for sharing.
  3. Maito
    Simple, but wonderful dressing! I used good quality red wine (zinfandel) vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, and I think that makes a huge difference. I used only 1/2 tsp of salt, and did let this sit overnight. I loved it, the flavors were very balanced.
  4. blancpage
    So simple! I think because I had to replace fresh garlic cloves with jarred minced and canola oil with extra-virgin olive oil, this didn't come out right. It was very rich from the oil. Bf preferred bottled Italian dressing and I just can't figure out specifically if I screwed up by substituting what I had on hand. No fault of happynana's, I think the recipe itself is beautiful and economical. I sprinkled my salad with a bit of garlic powder also. The vamps will stay away from me tonight. :P Thanks for sharing happynana, I will keep this on hand and try it again. I'd only made half the recipe. It's been in the fridge for 10 hours so I'm going to see how it is tomorrow. :) Made and reviewed for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #14.


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