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Anyone have a recipe they like for Tuscan Vinaigrette salad dressing?

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Shari's here in Washington state serves a green salad with what the server called Tuscan Vinaigrette, said that's all she knew about it.  Anyone know a good recipe?

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It's  probably oil, vinegar and seasonings like salt, pepper and garlic.  Google it; there are many recipes online.

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Re: Anyone have a recipe they like for Tuscan Vinaigrette salad dressing?

Can you give us hints?  Lots of herbs?  What is the color?  How thick is it?  It is sweet/sour; tart?  

 

I'll bet on: olive oil and red wine vinegar; maybe a little mustard; herbs; garlic (a lot?); salt and pepper; maybe some lemon juice.  Sweet could be a little sugar or honey.

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Can you give us hints?  Lots of herbs?  What is the color?  How thick is it?  It is sweet/sour; tart?  

 

I'll bet on: olive oil and red wine vinegar; maybe a little mustard; herbs; garlic (a lot?); salt and pepper; maybe some lemon juice.  Sweet could be a little sugar or honey.

 


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Shari's here in Washington state serves a green salad with what the server called Tuscan Vinaigrette, said that's all she knew about it.  Anyone know a good recipe?


 

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The dressing is served already on the dark greens, not heavy or creamy. Yes it is sweet but not overly so. I could not detect which herbs are in it, I am not a great cook myself and don't have an educated palate.

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https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/158572/nonnas-tuscan-salad-dressing/

 

 

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https://www.mccormick.com/gourmet/recipes/sauces/tuscan-vinaigrette

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Thanks @RoughDraft , I am laughing because I literally just went to both those sites which you so nicely provided links to!  I will probably dabble around.  I went to Amazon to order for McCormick's Tuscan Blend and it's currently unavailable.  Must be good!  Thanks everyone!

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Re: Anyone have a recipe they like for Tuscan Vinaigrette salad dressing?

I use a basic olive oil, vinegar, and garlic mixture, and to that I add Penzey’s Tuscan Sunset. This is a mixture of basil, oregano,bell pepper,garlic, thyme, fennel, pepper, and anise. It is a salt free mixture, and it makes a delicious dressing.

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Re: Anyone have a recipe they like for Tuscan Vinaigrette salad dressing?

Penzy's has a Tuscan seasoning that I purchase frequently and have used on salads w/oil and vinegar. 

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If you want to try your own, Ina Garten has a good basic recipe.  If you want to add to it or try your own I'd start with oil and vinegar, an Italian herb mix, garlic (fresh crushed, or powder or even salt), a little mustard (maybe a tsp full to start with), good vinegar, salt and pepper, a drop of honey or sugar, and a shot of lemon juice.   Taste and make it as sweet as you like.

 

If you want it creamy, use some mayo--we all have it in the fridge.

 

Other possibilities:  orange juice, fig preserves (very Italian!), balsamic vinegar, sherry vinegar, onion, a little heat if you like such as hot sauce.

 

As a note:  Salads sometimes need a good shot of salt either in the dressing or sprinkled on the greens.  Sometimes, I have NO idea why, it just takes that to get it going.