Curt's Italian Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

                         If you haven't gone to visit +Curt Iffert  Curt's Delectable Blog
your missing out. Curt has innovative ideas and brings his foods to a new level of creativity. Here is one great salad dressing recipe we will use over and over on our salads and fresh vegetables. Be sure to hop over and say hi! Curt's Blog Click Here.
Thanks +Curt Iffert  for this guest post today!
What ever you decide to add you can make a whole meal out of a salad. It can be  as low fat or high in calories as you decide it to be. Salad dressing is herbs, spices a good grade of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. All the herbs in the bowl  are nothing until you add the oil and vinegar. Fresh herbs like basil, parsley and oregano will enhance the fresh flavors. Fresh garlic, crusty Italian bread are a must have when we eat our salads.
 The sky is the limit to what you put in your salad. Starting out with an assortment of mixed greens to include Romaine lettuce. Everything and anything you add is a plus.

Salad is versatile you can add everything you like in greens, beans, vegetables of all kinds to nuts!

Here is a list you can add to your salad of suggestions:

Mixed greens
Romaine, Bib, Fancy Greens Mix
Carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, baby corn, olives, palms of hearts, artichoke hearts, cheeses, salami, pepperoni, crumbled bacon, prosciutto, roasted peppers, regular peppers, mushroom, garlic, onions, raw broccoli, cauliflower and avocado.
The list goes on and on.
Seafood's like tuna, shrimp, smoked salmon and boiled egg slices are popular on salad.
Corn, peas, garbanzo beans, black beans and cut green beans are other suggestions.

Then there are toppings of croutons, nuts like pecans, walnuts, almonds and pistachio's, fruits of all kinds and
the endless kinds of dressings.
Here is an Italian basic salad dressing that taste great on anything you choose to build you salad with.

Italian Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe:

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoons each of fresh preferred, (dried when not available) basil leaves, parsley chopped, oregano, 2 cloves garlic or 1 teaspoon powder,  dash cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper to taste, and 2 tablespoon grated Romano cheese
1/4 cup good grade Balsamic Vinegar

Mix all ingredients above for dressing in a bowl and whisk to blend together.
Pour over your plated salad and serve with Italian Crusty bread.

Thanks +Curt Iffert  this was an awesome recipe you shared with us today!

+claudia lamascolo  Author


  1. This is exactly how I love my salads (and I do love my salads) fresh with the simplest dressing of oil, vinegar and herbs!

  2. I'm such a salad enthusiast. It's my favorite part of a meal, if it isn't a meal in itself.
    This recipe looks terrific.

  3. Perfect vinaigrette for almost any salad! Great one, Curt!!!


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