The Realtor's Italian Salad Dressing

"There are so many recipes for Italian dressing out there but I had to share mine. Because, of course, mine is the BEST! After the first time, you'll want to double this recipe."
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Ready In:
1 cup




  • Combine all ingredients in blender and process 2 minutes. Don't skip the blender and just stir it or shake it, it won't be as good.
  • Chill at least 3 hours. It's best if you make it a day ahead and it just gets better with age.

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  1. KateL
    Outstanding, not just good! Not wimpy at all, but a very pleasing vinaigrette. This woke up a simple salad of romaine, grape tomatoes and shredded Parmesan cheese. Will definitely make this again. Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game.
  2. Sharon123
    This had lots of flavor! I used fresh oregano and added about a tbls. of sugar(my personal preferance). Great on a green salad, thanks! Made for the Please Review My Recipe game(PRMR).
  3. mama smurf
    Made this last night and I used fresh minced onions, about1 1-1 1/4 teaspoons sugar and added some Franks hot sauce for a little zip...everyone enjoyed this. Thank you.
  4. Chabear01
    My Dear Realtor I must thank you so very much for this lovely and easy recipe. I have a friend who will not use anything other than Italian Salad Dressing. I made this up to go on his salad, and ohhh my goodness you woulda thought I had lassoed the moon!!! I received raves from him and his spouse and the recipe was sent home with her. Thank You for making my guest so very, very happy. Hugz, Hugz and lots more Hugz
  5. samuel
    This salad dressing can be described in one word, "WOW". I used white wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar. Thanks for sharing.


  1. Felina
    This is OH SO GOOD! I made it as written except for substituting 1/2 of the olive oil with salad oil and using fresh basil (extra amount). I definitely think the blending part is important and keeping it for a day in the frig before using it. DELISH! Thanks, Realtor!


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