Salad dressings are easy to make. If you keep a lots of seasonings on hand, you can put some together in a matter of minutes.

You will need a jar that has a tight fitting lid. A 16 oz. jar is the perfect size.


1 cup oil. I use olive oil, but any vegetable oil will do.
1/4 cup vinegar
2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed

Add the the ingredients to your jar. Screw the lid on tightly and shake well.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Shake well before using.

Makes 1-1/4 cups dressing.


A couple recipes I have that use Italian dressing are Jambalaya Salad and Italian Cheese Bread.

Last year’s I- Italian Cheese Bread