Italian Salad Dressing

The following is the standard salad dressing at our house. It is very flavorful and keeps well in the fridge for a month. For a delcious variation I use pesto instead of the basil and oregano. (not sure about the exact quantity of pesto, probably 2-3tbsp)

1 cup olive oil

1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (less if you are using bottled lemon juice)

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp. sea salt

3/4 tsp. prepared mustard

1/2 - 3/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

3/4 tsp. dried basil

3/4 tsp. oregano

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


In blender jar, combine all ingredients except oil. Blend together for a few moments, then slowly add oil and continue blending until creamy and smooth.


Best flavor is achieved if made the day before you serve it.