Pizza Express Salad Dressing

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Pizza Express salad dressing is very popular, both in their restaurants, and on sale in supermarkets. All it really is, is a light, creamy, Italian style dressing. This recipe is based on one from an old 1970's Pizza Express recipe book - it's really straightforward to make, and is my preferred dressing of choice on many salads.


  • 150ml olive oil

  • 75ml white wine vinegar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • ½ clove of garlic, peeled and finely grated
  • ½ tsp salt

  • pinch black pepper

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp brandy

  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce (or Henderson's Relish)

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • Optional: lemon juice


  1. The process of making this dressing is similar to making mayonnaise.
  2. Beat the egg yolk until creamy and then beat in the sugar, salt, pepper, mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and brandy. Keep beating until it thickens.
  3. Add the oil, slowly at first, beating all the time.
  4. Now add the vinegar, again beating steadily.
  5. Check the seasoning. If the consistency is a little oily you can add a little lemon juice.
  6. Put the dressing in a sealed bottle and  it will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

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