Simple House Dressing

Olive oil with balsamic vinegar, garlic and ciabatta on table, close up
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  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cup (serves 8)

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.

The dressing is best made a day in advance.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.


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

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 37
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)