Italian Restaurant-Style Dressing


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

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 1/2 cups


  • ½ cup white wine vinegar

  • cup water

  • cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup corn syrup

  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese

  • 2 tablespoons dry pectin

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 pinch dried oregano


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

156 Calories
13g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 1195mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 11mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.