Italian Salad Dressing



  1. In a small bowl, mix together minced garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, and spices.
  2. Let stand for 10 minutes. This will bring out the full flavor of the garlic.
  3. Slowly pour olive oil into the bowl; whisking as you pour. This method will allow the ingredients to mesh together and make a smooth, well-incorporated salad dressing.


This is enough dressing for one large head of lettuce.

I use olive oil but you could substitute your favorite vegetable based oil, like safflower oil.

Croutons are a really nice compliment to this dressing.

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Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker's Cookbook. New York: Golden Press (1980).