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Mom's Legendary Italian Salad Dressing

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My mom is famous in our family and among friends for her thrown-together Italian salad dressing!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 cup dressing
Calories 472
Author Michelle


  • cup olive oil
  • tablespoons vinegar suggestions: salad, red wine, or balsamic
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Add all of the ingredients to a salad shaker, mason jar or other container. Close with a tight-fitting lid and shake for about 10 seconds to combine. Drizzle over salad and serve! Leftover dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Nutritional values are based on the whole recipe


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1245mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 0.4mg