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Italian Vinaigrette Recipe

Italian Vinaigrette Recipe

What are all those specks and spices in your Italian dressing? You probably have them in your pantry. Create your own signature blend to toss with pasta, greens and fresh spring vegetables. —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup olive oil


  • 1. Place the first 11 ingredients in a blender. Cover and process until pureed. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 126 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fat.

Reviews for Italian Vinaigrette

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pols005 User ID: 2996794 194701
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"Yummy!!!! I would definitely make this again!"

mwilliams70 User ID: 6733693 212436
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"I really like this recipe. It is very refreshing and the best of all of the salad dressings I have had, ever."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 123568
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"This was pretty good."

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