Saturday, September 10, 2011

Homemade Italian Salad Dressing

Homemade Italian Salad Dressing recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, garlic, oregano and red pepper work together to make this Italian salad dressing both flavor-packed and tangy. It works well for just about any salad we make. This dressing is a staple in our home.

Homemade Italian Salad Dressing
(printable recipe)

2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well. Pour the finished dressing into a glass jar or bottle. This will keep well in the refrigerator for a week or two.

12 comments:

  1. I love posts like this.Always discover new ways to make salads even tastier;)

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  2. I needed this one - I just told Jim that I was "Salad-ed out" - I think it's because I was getting tired of just tossing them with OO and balsamic...need a new dressing recipe. This looks like it gets kind of thick, which I like in a dressing...(need to do your poppyseed one, too, but I think I might be eating that one by myself:-).

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  3. Thank you for this recipe! People need to realize that making your own dressing isn't hard...it beats the bottled stuff anyday!

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  4. I made your homemade Italian Dressing today. I doubled it and used it to make pasta salad. It was a hit with everyone!

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  5. How could you make this "zesty" I buy zesty italian dressing all the time?

    Thanks I can't wait to try this.

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    1. I would make this as written, taste it and then adjust the red pepper until you have the level of "heat" or "zestiness" that you desire. I hope that helps!

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  6. Hm-m-m...maybe use some orange juice or raspberry instead of the lemon!

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  7. I made this the other night was so good.

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  8. I made this I thought it had way to much lemon in it but that is just my personal opinion I love your recipe for ranch dressing though

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    1. Feel free to reduce the lemon next time. It should still work fine. :)

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