A refreshing, light dressing made from scratch that is great on any tossed salad or pasta salad!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 1/4 cup
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, corn oil, salt, sugar, pepper, and oregano in a bowl.

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Nutrition Facts

208 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 1.4g 1% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 233.2mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2012
Basic dressing. I did not use the corn oil only because I did not have any. I ended up using this as a base recipe once I tried it and added more spices and some fresh minced garlic. This would be good for any kind of salad you'd want to make, just add spices to match your meal (ex: basil, red pepper flake for italian dressing or rice wine vinegar, green onion, fresh ginger, sesame seeds for asian dressing......). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/25/2013
Blaaaah! A total waste of ingrediants. Read More
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47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2012
Basic dressing. I did not use the corn oil only because I did not have any. I ended up using this as a base recipe once I tried it and added more spices and some fresh minced garlic. This would be good for any kind of salad you'd want to make, just add spices to match your meal (ex: basil, red pepper flake for italian dressing or rice wine vinegar, green onion, fresh ginger, sesame seeds for asian dressing......). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2012
Light and refreshing - just as the submitter states! Very easy to put together and tastes great. I didn't have corn oil so I subbed a little veg. oil and added a bit of dried basil as well. Perfect over mixed greens and fresh tomatoes! Thanks for a great recipe Lillian! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
I left out the corn oil and sugar. I always refrigerate it. Just take it out about 1/2 hr. before serving and it'll pour again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
Fantastic! I normally don't rate/review recipes unless I try them as is and I did have to make one substitution (I didn't have corn oil so I used canola oil)... but it was so great I had to review it anyway. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2011
I made this to go on Sylvia's Easy Greek Salad wanted something lite. I didn't have corn oil so just left it out. I did already had fresh oregano and parsley for the salad so used that instead of dry herbs. I did mix in a dash or two of powdered garlic and less salt...trying to cut out salt in my diet. This was lite enough to let the fresh taste of the salad come through and didn't have that heavy oil or vinegar taste....thanks Lillian. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2011
I like a bit more taste to my salad dressing. Next time I'll add some fresh pressed garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2012
Just whipped this one up added a clove of garlic 2 small sprigs of fresh marjoram and a few fresh basil leaves chilled it for a couple of hours mixed some in fresh homemade pasta with chopped tomatoes and green pepper gave it a little taste test.....oh my!!!! Cant wait til its chilled completely!!! Fantastic! Will NEVER buy bottled dressing again. Thank you sooo much for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2012
This recipe saved the day! A Saturday at the shore in the summer is not the time to hit the supermarket. I was caught without any Italian dressing for the pasta salad I was making. When I saw this was Lillian's recipe I knew the day was saved! Thanks Lillian for such a terrific recipe it's SUPER! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2012
i used olive oil since i didnt have corn oil. this is nothing special its pretty tangy but its really basic. it worked fine on a simple pasta salad with tomatoes and cheese. if i make it again i would cut the vinegar some but not up the oil. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/25/2013
Blaaaah! A total waste of ingrediants. Read More
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