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Homemade Italian Dressing

Homemade Italian Dressing can be made easily in your own kitchen.  One thing is for certain once you start making your own homemade Italian Dressing you won’t be purchasing salad dressings anymore.  This is your basic recipe for Italian dressing.  You may want to experiment with using different flavored nut oils, and different types of vinegars when you make this homemade Italian Dressing.  The possibilities really are endless.  Homemade Italian Dressing will stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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Homemade Italian Dressing

Italian Dressing

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  • Recipe Type: Salad Recipes, Salad Dressings
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:10 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Italian Dressing

Homemade salad dressing is less expensive and so easy to make.


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic


Mix all ingredients together well. Store in an airtight bottle or jar. Chill several hours before serving. Shake well before serving.

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  • judynick

    This doesn’t seem to mimic Bensteins restaurant dressing. This could be any italian dressing.

  • Debbie Davis

    I am looking for a comparable salad dressing to Berstein Italian dressing. Thanks, Debbie

    • Stephanie Manley

      I am not familiar with their dressing. Are they a brand or a restaurant?

      • Debbie Davis

        I think it’s a restaurant’ I bought another brand to use in the receipe. Thanks

  • Susan

    Yummy!!! Easy and very good.

  • jill

    I don’t know any Italian that uses Apple Cider Vinegar!

    • Stephanie

      How would an Italian make Italian dressing?

      • Kimberlee

        In Italy they simply dress their salads with oil and vinegar. So much healthier than how we do it in the states!

        • Stephanie

          A lot of people dress their salads with vinegar and oil.

    • Anonymous

      Have to agree with that. Cider vinegar in the US maybe, as it seems to be the norm for any US website recipe calling for vinegar, but you’d be hard pressed to find Italians using cider vinegar anywhere else.

  • Deborah Cunningham

    Did you find this ? I”m looking for it also.

    • Stephanie

      What would you be looking for?

  • Shawn

    Kelli, use red wine vinager instead of the cider. That gives it quite a bit of a flavor change. Also substitute 1/4 cup of the veg oil with extra virgin olive oil.

  • Kelli

    I’m looking for a Red Italian Salad Dressing comparable to
    Wood Ranch. Does anybody know what it is that gives it that zing?

  • http://copycatrecipes Kim

    I am looking for MCL’s vinegar and oil recipe. Can you please send my way if you have it?