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

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"This salad dressing is similar to the one served at a popular Italian restaurant chain."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    13 hrs 25 mins


  1. Whisk together the salad dressing, garlic, basil, oregano and sugar. Refrigerate for 24 hours and serve chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 13, 2011

Genious! What a great way to perk up regular 'ol store bought dressing! Who knew that just a couple of ingredients you have on hand could do so much for a bottle of dressing. I used Kraft light Italian dressing and while it's not Olive Garden, overall it was very good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 03, 2012

Good on salad. Our guests seemed liked it. It wasn't special but it was decent.


17 Ratings

Jan 22, 2003

A great simple idea to enhance the flavour of store-bought italian dressing. I should have thought of this myself long ago.

Feb 16, 2010

Not quite as good as Olive Garden, but on the right track. I used Newman's Olive Oil and Vinegar dressing and added 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper and 1 Tbsp. parmesan cheese. This made it a little better. But it was adding an extra 1/4 cup white wine vinegar that give it that extra zip, much more like Olive Garden!

Mar 15, 2006

It was great!! I used Ken's Light Olive Oil Vinagrette. I actually even poured a little more oil out of that. It is great to marinate chicken with.

Jul 18, 2011

A nice way to dress up bottled dressing but for us, it was a little too sweet. I used Newman's dressing. Next time, I'll cut back on the sugar and maybe add a little fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

Sep 10, 2010

I made this last night for something different. My husband couldn't get enough. I enjoyed it. It was very flavorful. I personally thought it was a tad too sweet and next time I will cut down on the sugar. I liked how easy it was to change up a dressing I already had.

May 15, 2011

Awesome. Used Newman's Olive Oil and Vinegar and took the advice of others and added 1/2 c. white wine vinegar.


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  • Calories
  • 63 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 233 mg
  • 9%

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

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