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Italian Herb Salad Dressing

This vinaigrette is a delicious dressing that I like to keep on hand for topping a variety of salad greens. —Dan Wright, San Jose, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch pepper


  • Place all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Refrigerate until serving. Shake dressing again just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 150 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat.

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Jul 2, 2019

    This salad dressing is delicious and so easy to prepare. I usually buy the dry mix but no more. I followed the recipe but cut back on the sugar to ¼ tsp. Also, I substituted Italian seasoning for the oregano and it was delicious. We loved it and I will be making this recipe again and again. Volunteer Field Editor

  • Michael
    Nov 28, 2018

    I see why you call it Italian "herb" and not herbs. Live a little! There's more to the spice cabinet beyond oregano, Dan.

  • Appy_Girl
    Oct 8, 2018

    Nothing like fresh.. this dressing comes together very quickly. I added some dried Italian seasonings to the dressing. It’s nice and light and very clean tasting. I added extra grated cheese as well. This would also make a nice marinade for chicken . Toh V F editor

  • Loiscooks
    Jul 11, 2016

    Very good dressing recipe. I replaced the sugar with one tablespoon of honey. Thanks for the good recipe.

  • kimspacc
    Feb 22, 2015

    I added honey instead of the sugar and will probably add some more herbs next time. It was simple to make, and pretty good drizzled over pasta salad.

  • bell5429
    Oct 13, 2014

    Very good, I like the cheese in it. Also I used splenda and omitted the sugar. This is my new go to.

  • scrapo
    Jun 6, 2014

    Pretty good. I did use another reviewers suggestion, omitted the sugar and added Tb honey. Upon initial taste, I thought it could use some more of "something". Added some garlic salt and pepper and a tad of dry zesty italian mix - I think next time I would just add the pinch of garlic salt and pepper, yummy!

  • kleescraga
    Jul 12, 2013

    Italian dressings are my favorite and this one is very flavorful and easy. My husband prefers blue cheese dressings, but he OK'd this Italian one. I used it to marinate the chicken for the Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabob recipe; the chicken was excellent.

  • mancavecooking
    Jul 9, 2013

    I have made this a few times now, the last time I made it I omitted the sugar for one TB honey. Wow what a difference. Great flavor.

  • Robin27
    May 24, 2013

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