|This recipe yielded about 1 1/2 cups of a Spicy and Zesty Italian Dressing.|
Nothing says spring like fresh beautiful produce and the anticipation of spring planting. While I admit there is snow on the ground......There is beautiful produce available and delicious salads are in the making.
I have been pondering all types of salads!
You might have guessed with last weeks Creamy Ranch Dressing more would follow. This morning I have made up an Italian dressing and it chills now in my refrigerator awaiting this evenings lettuce and vegetable salad, plain but delicious as I haven't trudged off to the market yet this week for provisions.
Lately I have been reading posts from a blog entitled "Little Indiana" that explores Indiana attractions of every sort. This dressing was featured this week and sounded good so I have adapted it to our tastes. They also used it as part of the base for an Italian beef slow cooker recipe I am considering for tomorrow if tomorrow is not conducive to my getting out. Or, if I am simply feeling lazy!
Ingredients for Italian Dressing:
1/3 C. Red Wine Vinegar
1/3 C. water
1/4 C. sugar
1/3 C. olive oil
1 T. diced red bell pepper
1 T. diced onion
1 t. minced fresh garlic
1 t. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 t. oregano
1/2 t. paprika
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper