Making an Italian dressing is easy and it only takes five to 10 minutes. It simply requires preparation of the ingredients, which basically include herbs and spices, vinegar or lemon, sugar and vegetable oil. Mix everything together by hand or by using an electric blender.
Italian dressing is a vinaigrette-type of dressing that is popular in American cuisine. It is made by mixing oil, vinegar and a variety of herbs and spices. Depending on personal taste, a person may use fresh or dried herbs and spices that may include basil, fennel, celery, oregano, parsley, thyme, bell pepper, garlic and onion. Some people who like creamy Italian dressings use mayonnaise instead of oil in their recipes.