The Simple Things – Recipe: Italian Salad Dressing


It is the simple things in life that make me so happy.


Brothers who love each other so much.


Watching my husband be an amazing papa to our children.


Witnessing a touching moment between a brother and his little sister. They posed for the picture, but it was what went on before the picture that was so incredibly sweet.


Enjoying sweet morning cuddles.


An adorable puppy dog who started our family…and who, over 12 years later, still makes us so happy.


And, a simple salad (leafy lettuce, olives, carrots, blueberries, and Parmesan cheese) that is made utterly completely delicious by adding this amazing salad dressing to it.  It is so good that we went through the first batch in less than a week.  We eagerly ate salads every night because we kept craving the salad dressing.  I found the recipe on the blog Because Barenaked Chef Said So, and after reading through the comments, I knew that I had to give it a try.  Simply delicious.

Italian Salad Dressing

Italian Salad Dressing


Good Seasons Italian Dressing

2 packets Good Season Italian Dressing

1/2 cup white vinegar

6 tablespoons water

1 cup canola oil

Salad Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon dried Italian spices

1 teaspoon salt

black pepper

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

3 tablespoons water


    Prepare Good Seasons Italian Mix
  1. Pour 1/2 cup vinegar into salad shaker.
  2. Add 6 tablespoons water.
  3. Add contents of package, cover, and shake vigorously until well blended
  4. Add 1 cup canola oil, cover, and shake again until blended.
  5. Prepare Salad Dressing
  6. Pour the Good Seasons mixture into the blender.
  7. Add the remaining ingredients.
  8. Blend until smooth.
  9. Refrigerate until chilled.
  10. Serve with your favorite salad.


I shared this recipe at A Little Nosh, Miz Helen’s Country CottageIt’s a Keeper, The 36th Avenue, Delightful Order, A Creative Princess, Fireflies and Jellybeans and Domeblissity.

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6 Responses to The Simple Things – Recipe: Italian Salad Dressing

  1. Suzanne Zick says:

    I am so thrilled you liked it! I must admit, I just stumbled upon it from a dressing recipe that needed *something*. Glad you and your family enjoyed it.

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Your little ones are just adorable! I would just love that salad with your wonderful Italian dressing. I think it must be lunchtime, I am off to the kitchen to make one. Thank you so much for sharing with our 1st Anniversary Party at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I’ve been having so many salads lately because it’s been so hot here so always on the lookout for a good salad dressing recipe. Thanks so much for posting. Just wanted to say thanks for linking up to my Thriving on Thursdays party last week. It’s on again tomorrow (Australian time). We’d love to see what you’ve been up to.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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