Restaurant-Style Italian Salad Dressing Recipe -
Restaurant-Style Italian Salad Dressing Recipe
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Restaurant-Style Italian Salad Dressing

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"This is an easy dressing recipe that tastes great."

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Original recipe makes 1 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    1 day 5 mins


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the bottled dressing, garlic, basil, oregano and sugar. Refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 11, 2010

Genious! Who knew that just a couple of ingredients you have on hand could do so much for a bottle of store bought dressing! I used Kraft light italian dressing and overall, it was very good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 19, 2011

A recipe for Italian dressing should NOT have Italian dressing in its ingredients list!!! This is not a recipe!


12 Ratings

Nov 05, 2004

Just by adding a few extra ingredients took this from being bottled dressing to something pretty darn tasty.

Jan 02, 2009

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Made it when I had some guest over for dinner. The salad was a HUGE hit! Everyone RAVED about the dressing. super easy and oh soooo tasty!!!

Jul 19, 2010

A great way to jazz up a cheap bottle of dressing from the dented can store. I used half for a salad and half as a marinade for veggie kabobs and pork chops on the grill. Will make again.

Feb 15, 2011

Mine did not turn out great... maybe my cheap bottled dressing was the culprit.

Mar 03, 2014

I bought a bottle of dressing from the dollar tree to save myself a trip. Big mistake it was really awful. I jazzed it up with the recipe and threw in a bit of fresh grated parm. Just what it needed now the entire bottle wont go to waste. Nice way to put a fresh spin on something that was blah. Thanks for the submission!

Feb 23, 2013

Can't believe how easy it is to freshen up a bottle of store bought dressing. I think the key is to start with a good base - I used family style italian from that handsome blue-eyed actor. The sugar took the edge off the acidic tartness you can get from the vinegar. The fresh garlic brightened up the flavor. If I am in a pinch and don't have time to make a homeade dressing - this will do the trick.


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  • Calories
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 486 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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