Italian Spinach Dressing

By • March 10, 2010 • 5 Comments

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Author Notes: This was designed to be served with a citrus salad, but is also good over chicken, fish, pasta, rice, etc.breadandbeta

Food52 Review: I LOVE this recipe. It doesn’t specify fresh or dried herbs, so I used fresh. Once it’s blended it turns gorgeous vibrant green -- appealing from the start. The dressing is fairly tart, which I like, but the tartness is nicely balanced by the bite of garlic and then the salty nuttiness of the cheese. Breadandbeta recommends using it on a citrus salad, but I was STARVING so I used it on a citrus and pasta salad and it was just perfect -- I have been dressing pasta salads with a pesto vinaigrette for years, but I am going to switch to this one. I think it would also be EXCELLENT on grilled lamb chops. As a side note, I was gobbling so fast I sort of slopped it all over myself, so soon I will be able to report on the effectiveness of Shout It Out on dressing-speckled sweatshirts. - aargersiA&M

Serves 4

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups washed spinach
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • pepper to taste
  1. Blend all ingredients in food processor or blender until smooth.
  2. Adjust seasoning to taste.
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over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

UPDATE - SHOUT works on this dressing on sweatshirts, and, come to find, t-shirts too. At this rate I will be able to report on my entire wardrobe :-) It's delicious! Congratulations and well deserved!!!


over 4 years ago breadandbeta

So glad you liked the dressing! I've made it with both fresh herbs and dried herbs and either works. I use whatever I have on hand. Thanks for the SHOUT tip. I have plenty of shirts to test this on. :)


over 4 years ago breadandbeta

Monkeymom- the leftovers in my fridge are still vibrantly green.


over 4 years ago lastnightsdinner



over 4 years ago monkeymom

This is a beautiful color. Does it stay this bright if you store extras?