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Italian Salad Dressing

I always have this dressing on hand, since it yields a large jar. Italian salad dressing is versatile and compatible with many combinations of vegetables, so the cook can get creative. —Maxine Johnson Fenton, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/3 cups


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil


  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, salad dressing mix, garlic, vinegar and water; gradually whisk in oil. Store in the refrigerator. Stir before serving.

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  • Remenec
    Sep 22, 2017

    The garlic and cider vinegar really add flavor to this dressing! This recipe tasted great with homegrown tomatoes from my garden!

  • meliss.beyer
    Mar 15, 2015

    I made a salad for a potluck lunch. Instead of buying all different dressings I decided to make just one. I found this one and had all of the ingredients. It was quick to make and everyone loved it. There weren't any complaints about it being the only dressing option.

  • Swtbby
    Jan 5, 2011

    This dressing was delicious and simple to make. I was hesitant to try it because other Italian salad dressings I've tried in the past weren't very good. This dressing had excellent flavor.

  • alvogt
    Jun 29, 2010

    I was making pasta salad and had run out of dressing. I made this up with the ingredients on hand and my family found it to be wonderful!

  • snovitsky
    May 20, 2009

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