A flavorful dressing for a pasta salad. With the combination of mayo and olive oil, a light and creamy dressing is created that allows the flavor from the herbs to come through to provide a burst of flavor.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 serving
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, sugar, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, and basil together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth.

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Cook's Notes:

Keep refrigerated until needed if not used immediately upon making.

If using fresh basil, use a full teaspoon in place of the 1/4 teaspoon dried basil.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 2g 1% DV; fat 24.4g 38% DV; cholesterol 5.2mg 2% DV; sodium 247.3mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2016
I love every Greek/Italian so the tangy acidity was wonderful! It hit the spot perfectly! I'm a huge fan of anything antipasto and if you are too you will love it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/20/2015
My oh my, I sure didn’t have a good eye on this one today, despite the fact I’ve been cooking since the dinosaurs roamed the earth and should recognize a recipe I’m not going to like when I see one. I usually do, but not this time. Where to begin? First, as I mixed this up it took on a horrible color. Given the ingredients, red wine vinegar, a yellow-greenish olive oil, and a brownish-yellowish Dijon mustard, I should have known the dressing would look, well, sort of brownish. Very unappealing, and I wondered how it would make the pasta salad look overall. We eat first with our eyes, after all. I should at least taste it first. When I did, that clinched it for me. WAY too tangy, WAY too bold, at least for my taste buds. I gave up at that point, not even wanting to imagine the damage the addition of three types of dried herbs would do to an already bold, overly acrid/tangy dressing. Perhaps others may still want to give this a try despite this poor review. Some things could just simply be subjective, a matter of personal preference or one’s own palate. This just didn’t work for me. Read More
(8)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
07/20/2015
My oh my, I sure didn’t have a good eye on this one today, despite the fact I’ve been cooking since the dinosaurs roamed the earth and should recognize a recipe I’m not going to like when I see one. I usually do, but not this time. Where to begin? First, as I mixed this up it took on a horrible color. Given the ingredients, red wine vinegar, a yellow-greenish olive oil, and a brownish-yellowish Dijon mustard, I should have known the dressing would look, well, sort of brownish. Very unappealing, and I wondered how it would make the pasta salad look overall. We eat first with our eyes, after all. I should at least taste it first. When I did, that clinched it for me. WAY too tangy, WAY too bold, at least for my taste buds. I gave up at that point, not even wanting to imagine the damage the addition of three types of dried herbs would do to an already bold, overly acrid/tangy dressing. Perhaps others may still want to give this a try despite this poor review. Some things could just simply be subjective, a matter of personal preference or one’s own palate. This just didn’t work for me. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2016
I love every Greek/Italian so the tangy acidity was wonderful! It hit the spot perfectly! I'm a huge fan of anything antipasto and if you are too you will love it. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2016
I found that there was way too much vinegar in this dressing- the second time I made it I only put a tablespoon and a half in and it was perfect (to my tastes). Other than that it is creamy and flavourful!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2017
I substituted a citrus flavored Rice Wine vinegar omitting the mustard because I had none. This dressing was delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2020
This is a great classic creamy dressing recipe! I did substitute white wine vinegar for the red based on the comments about the colour. Was a hit on my end. Thanks for posting. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2019
Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2020
This dressing is fantastic. My family loves it. Definitely my go to for the summer. The only change I made was just a drizzle of oil. I’m sure it’s fine with all the oil just my preference. Enjoy! Read More
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