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Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

A plastic bowl of creamy Italian salad dressing on a white and grey marble surface.
This creamy Italian salad dressing is exactly what you think it is—a creamy mix of garlic, mayo, red wine vinaigrette, oregano, and oil. It's perfect on a crisp salad of iceberg, croutons, red onions, and everything else you remember from restaurant versions.
Anna Hezel

Prep 10 mins
Total 10 mins
6 servings
160 kcal


  • 1 large garlic clove smashed
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons blended oil 3 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large bowl, use a fork to mash the garlic with 1/2 teaspoon of salt to form a paste.
  • Whisk in the mayonnaise, vinegar, oregano, and sugar. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking until the dressing is emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper.