Simple House Dressing

Olive oil with balsamic vinegar, garlic and ciabatta on table, close up
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Refrigerate: 12 hrs
Total: 12 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
37 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 36mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a typical house dressing recipe, made with prepared dressing and herbs, along with a little sugar and garlic. The recipe starts with purchased vinegar and oil dressing. The vinegar and oil dressing is jazzed up with some garlic, basil, and oregano.


  • 1 cup Paul Newman's Vinegar and Oil Dressing
  • 1 clove garlic (peel, halved)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (or to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Put garlic, herbs, and sugar into the bottle of dressing and shake well.

  2. Refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours before using.


  • The dressing is best made a day in advance.

Recipe Variation

  • Feel free to vary the herbs in the dressing. For longer storage, use 1 scant teaspoon of garlic powder instead of fresh garlic.