Special dressings are most often used to make salads even tastier and to reveal all the aromas and tastes. They may contain different ingredients, but salad dressings are usually made based on olive oil or mayonnaise. Each person can easily prepare an Italian dressing based on olive oil at home. The first option is the most popular, as it is healthier and tasty.
Italian salad dressing at home: what products are needed
To make Italian salad dressing at home, you will need the following ingredients:
- white wine vinegar – 2 tablespoons.
- Dijon mustard – 2 teaspoons.
- sugar – 1 teaspoon.
- garlic – 1 clove.
- dried oregano, thyme, and basil – ½ teaspoon each;
- salt – ¼ teaspoon;
- olive oil – 6 tablespoons.
Italian salad dressing: cooking steps
In a small bowl, gently combine the white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and sugar. Stir until smooth.
Grate the garlic or cut it into small pieces, and mix with oregano, thyme, basil, and salt.
Add garlic and spices to the mustard, vinegar, and sugar mixture. Stir. Next, gently fold in the olive oil, adding 1 tablespoon and whisk until an emulsion forms. Taste the sauce. Add more spices if necessary. Store the sauce in a covered container in the refrigerator.