What Are Common Ingredients in Italian Dressing?

What Are Common Ingredients in Italian Dressing?

Common ingredients in Italian dressing include red wine vinegar, tomatoes, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, basil and pepper. These ingredients make a light Italian dressing. An alternative includes canola oil, white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, garlic, shallots, red bell pepper, Dijon mustard, honey, salt oregano, marjoram, pepper flakes and pepper.

The following measurements make 1 cup of dressing. The preparation time is about 10 minutes, and it can be made by anyone, including those with minimal cooking skills.

  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • One medium tomato
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Half a clove of garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon of dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For 1.5 cups of the alternative Italian dressing, combine the following ingredients.

  • 1 cup of canola
  • 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • One large clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried marjoram
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste