Italian Salad Dressing Recipe
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Italian Salad Dressing Recipe

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I always have this dressing on hand, since it yields a large jar. Italian salad dressing is versatile and compatible with many combinations of vegetables, so the cook can get creative. —Maxine Johnson Fenton, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:37 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 37 servings


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, salad dressing mix, garlic, vinegar and water; gradually whisk in oil. Store in the refrigerator. Stir before serving. Yield: 2-1/3 cups.
Originally published as Italian Salad Dressing in Reminisce September/October 2004, p48

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meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 222798
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"I made a salad for a potluck lunch. Instead of buying all different dressings I decided to make just one. I found this one and had all of the ingredients. It was quick to make and everyone loved it. There weren't any complaints about it being the only dressing option."

Swtbby User ID: 5624547 64675
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"This dressing was delicious and simple to make. I was hesitant to try it because other Italian salad dressings I've tried in the past weren't very good. This dressing had excellent flavor."

alvogt User ID: 3393711 156991
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"I was making pasta salad and had run out of dressing. I made this up with the ingredients on hand and my family found it to be wonderful!"

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