Need to know how to make Italian dressing? Making Italian dressing is a very easy task and, in comparison to some of the other popular selections of dressings, it is one of the healthier condiment choices. Selecting the right dressing is a critical part to any well-dressed salad. There are many salad variations. A salad is created from a seemingly endless array of ingredients, each contributing different flavors and textures and at times dictating different serving temperatures. Italian dressing is great on a simple salad of lettuce, tomato and onion as an appetite teaser. It can make a delicious side dish when served at a summer barbecue and is a great condiment for a light main dish for warm-weather meals with plenty of crunchy vegetables, cheese and skinless chicken breast, shrimp or tuna. If storing prepared Italian dressing, remember that it can be stored at room temperature for twenty-four hours, but for any longer place the prepared Italian dressing in the refrigerator.
To make Italian dressing, you will need:
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup extra light olive oil
- 1 tbs. garlic powder
- 1 tbs. parsley flakes
- 1 tbs. oregano
- Salt and pepper
- A mixing bowl
- Preparing the Italian dressing is a simple task. Combine the red wine vinegar, garlic powder, parsley flakes, oregano, salt and pepper into a small mixing bowl.
- Using a wire whisk or a fork, thoroughly blend all of these ingredients.
- Add the extra light olive oil gradually, drop by drop. Blend with a wire whisk until the Italian dressing thickens.