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Italian dressing is adaptable; try it with sweet lettuces, such as Bibb, and bitter chicories, such as radicchio. Key ingredients include olive oil, vinegar, and herbs.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2005



Cook's Notes

The trick to achieving a good emulsification -- suspending the oil in water-based ingredients such as vinegar -- is to add the oil toward the end and whisk it in a little bit at a time.

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  • Deannaleigh
    14 FEB, 2013
    WAAAAAYYYYYY too oily. Tried Rose's dressing also, and WAAAAAYYYYYY too oily. I think your ratios are wrong. I mean really? 1 Cup oil to barely more than a quarter cup acid? What's for dessert? ExLax brownies?
  • uujerri
    10 JAN, 2008
    This is an exceptional good dressing especially for mesclun mix. I've tried it using dried herbs, but it's just not the same. Fresh herbs indeed make this dressing my favorite.

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