Save yourself some money and still enjoy the same great taste of bottled Italian Dressing with my recipe that I have for you today. The herbs in this liven up the flavor perfectly without being overly sweet or sour.
This recipe is easy to prepare ahead of time and store in your refrigerator for later. I like to whip up a small batch at a time because it's simple enough instead of lingering too long in the refrigerator.
Instead of discarding an empty 48-oz. plastic peanut butter jar, I like to wash them to reuse for assembling the ingredients and later storing the dressing in the refrigerator. Do let the herbs in this dressing blend together for at least an hour in your refrigerator before serving to really heighten the flavor. When you're ready to serve the salad, all you need to do is to shake that closed filled jar and pour.
Toss your empty clean jar into the recycle bin or put it aside for next time. Whatever you decide, I do hope you will make this recipe because it is the best Italian salad dressing recipe that I have ever run across.
My Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
1 cup of olive oil or canola oil
1 cup of wine vinegar or white vinegar (both taste delicious)
4 large cloves of garlic, minced fine
1 tablespoon of salt
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 tablespoon of finely ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon of oregano leaves
1/2 tablespoon of basil
1/2 tablespoon of dry mustard
Clean and mince your garlic. Mix everything together and store in the refrigerator covered at least one hour to blend the flavors together.