Italian Restaurant-Style Dressing

Italian Restaurant-Style Dressing


"This salad dressing recipe is similar to one that is served at a popular Italian restaurant chain."


1 h 5 m servings 156 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 1195 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. In a blender, combine the vinegar, water, oil, corn syrup, cheese, pectin, salt, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes and oregano. Blend for 30 seconds and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 39 Ratings


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS DRESSING!! I forgot to pick up the pectin, so that got exempted. I just blended the oil alone for about 45 seconds, and added the other ingredients (so that it wouldn't...

I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I have a suggestion for all those who's dressing came out watery. Try mixing all but the oil together, then slowly pour the oil in as the blender is running...

This is a beautiful recipe! Even my husband loved it and he's a devoted Ranch Dressing fan! I chose to use olive oil and took the advise of another review and blended the oil alone for a while a...

I agree, this was tasteless and watery, not at all like the Olive Garden salad dressing. I found it to be a disappointment.

This turned out awful! Mine, too, was like water. Not only did the mixture separate, but it was also a cloudy, milky color - nothing at all like a vinaigrette.

oh my gosh, this dressing is FABULOUS!!!!!! My whole loved this dressing.

Great taste and plenty easy to make with items on hand. Used this for a Chicken Marinade, also on this site. Will try it as dressing next time.

This was pretty good. It really does taste quite similar to O.G's - wish I had seen this recipe when I was craving their salad while pregnant (and lived 45 min away). I'm not loving the corn ...

Almost exactly like Olive Garden's. YUM!!!