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Old 07-25-2011, 06:42 PM   #11
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I use a Good Seasons packet, but I use twice as much oil and vinegar (I use olive oil and cider/balsamic) as the packet calls for. I find the regular recipe too salty.

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Old 07-26-2011, 07:40 AM   #12
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I like the sound of that, p.a.g, and I think I'll add it to my list to make. It is hard around my home to find fresh herbs, I usually have to drive 20+ miles to get to some and that's not a drive I like to make.

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Old 07-26-2011, 08:12 AM   #13
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While not exactly what you're looking for, this one is a staple around here. You can also add herbs (dried or fresh) to make it more "Italian".

Creamy Vinaigrette

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons or more good white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons sour cream, yogurt or mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 small shallot cut into chunks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Combine all ingredients except shallot in a blender or food processor and turn on machine. It takes about 30 seconds for a creamy emulsion to form. Taste and add additional vinegar a teaspoon or two at a time until balance tastes right.

Add shallot and pulse a few times until shallot is minced within dressing.

Taste, adjust the seasonings, and serve.

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Old 07-26-2011, 02:01 PM   #14
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My recipe is simple nut tasty.
Amounts are approximate: use evoo, red wine vinegar homemade if possible, Worcestershire, 1-2 teas. sugar.1 tea. Dijon, 1-2 cloves crushed garlic.Mix well pour over salad a little at a time.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:23 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by deepfryerdan
I like the sound of that, p.a.g, and I think I'll add it to my list to make. It is hard around my home to find fresh herbs, I usually have to drive 20+ miles to get to some and that's not a drive I like to make.
Fresh herbs can be difficult to find around here too, especially in winter. I really should just grow my own. Let me know how the recipe works for you and if you find an especially tasty addition please let me know that too. I'm always looking for tweeks to the stuff I already make. Shakes up the hubby a bit. ;)
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #16
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I make a simple dressing that is kinda Italian. 1 part (1-2 tbsp) lemon juice, 3 parts olive oil, 1 or 2 cloves garlic crushed in a press, 1/2-1 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp honey or agave, salt & pepper. Shake it up in a bottle or wisk it. From this you may add Italian seasoning or whatever but I like it just the way it is. Sometimes I add oregano, that's it. Very nice in the summer on greens.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:58 AM   #17
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This bears repeating here. Buy an inexpensive balsamic vinegar at your grocery store. Place the contents in a saucepan and simmer on low until it becomes thick and syrupy. This is as close to the real thing that you would spend big bucks for at Modena, Italy. Use this for your Italian dressings.

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ISO Italian Salad Dressing Recipe So the next thing I feel like I need to tackle is Italian salad dressing. I've made some in the past and it was alright but now I'm looking for some tried and true, some favorites, some simple but powerful recipes. My wife is picky so it's going to be tough to find one she'll like. I so like using Italian dressing to marinade my meats with often so the winner would need to be versatile. I'll probably make a few of the recipes I find and get from this thread and I'll then write a blog post about it. So, if you want to be cited for your recipe, let me know. 3 stars 1 reviews
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