My Vinaigrette Dressing (Italian Style)

"From Dom DeLuise. This is good on salads or as a marinade. For a creamy dressing, add 2 tablespoons of sour cream. You can use 1/4 teaspoon dried basil instead of the fresh. This is a very tart dressing, so feel free to adjust the proportions of oil and vinegar."
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Ready In:
1 1/4 cups




  • Place all ingredients in a jar.
  • Cap the jar tightly and shake well.

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  1. This was so quick to whip up. I used fresh basil leaves and fresh lemon juice from a Meyers lemon. I have to buy a better shaker the one I have is not pretty to look at as you can see. I found this dressing to be just a wee bit too much vinegar tasting. Had a nice flavor though but the zip of the vinegar got me a couple of times. I will make it again but just for my tastes I will lessen the vinegar a tiny bit. Thanks for the posting this recipe.
  2. Since I eat a salad for my supper most nights I'm always looking for dressings to add a certain zing so I don't get bored. This one added just that. I did cut back on the redwine vinegar and added in two pinches of splenda sugar. I also used dried herbs as I didn't have access to fresh. I'll be eating this on my salad for quite a few nights and look forward to doing so. <br/>Made for ZaarStars~
  3. I enjoyed this. I did forget to add the mustard. Which is odd for me because I also use Dijon in my dressings! Thanks. Made for ZWT 2011
  4. Very quick, easy and delicious! Very similar to a local italian restaurant's dressing that I love - so it was heavenly to me! I would recommend using as many vegetables as possible in the salad; the dressing really makes those veggies sing!
  5. A nice and quick dressing which uses ingredients I typically have on had. After reading the reviews I did reduce the white wine vinegar to 1/3 cup and added a pinch of sugar. It was made about an hour ahead and left on the counter until serving. Made for Vivacious Violets during ZWT7.



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