Italian Salad Dressing

March 22, 2019

This Italian salad dressing recipe is a go-to in my family.  It pairs perfectly with something on the heavier side, like my gnocchi or lasagna.  The key to this dressing is letting it rest in the refrigerator, so the onions can get sweet and the flavors can blend.

Italian Dressing

Course dinner, lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons parsley minced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced (This seems like a lot of onion, but it is what makes this dressing so tasty)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper


  1. Combine salad ingredients, cover and let rest for at least 1 hour.In a bowl combine salad mixings and top with dressing.  I always just use ice burg lettuce.  It makes for a simple and palette pleasing salad.Enjoy!
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