Just Like Eastside Mario’s Salad Dressing

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: (fridge time) 4 hours

Serving: 1 salad

A Word From The Cook

You won’t tell the difference, and don’t forget the Pecorino Peppers, Black Olives, Purple Onions and Tomatoes!


  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Vinegar (white)
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Dry Mustard Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika (I prefer the smoke paprika)
  • 1/4 Tsp Oregano (dried) or 1 Tsp fresh
  • 1/4 Tsp Thyme (dried) or 1 Tsp fresh


  1. Combine all ingredients in a salad dressing shaker or bottle (with lid) and mix well until all blended
  2. Refrigerate for 4 hours prior to using to allow the flavours to blend together.
  3. Serve over prepared lettuce (I like the Iceberg for this one).
  • Lefty
    Posted at 22:30h, 30 January Reply

    I don’t want to be a hater, but this just tasted like an oily mess.

    • Ken
      Posted at 22:15h, 24 June Reply

      Sorry you had this experience. This is the recipe for the dressing. There would be enough here for about 3 salads. It does keep for about 10 days refrigerated ..

  • Thomas
    Posted at 20:34h, 17 July Reply

    This recipe is an absloute favorite at my house. We find it tastes even better than Eastside’s. Thank you for sharing

  • Martin Campbell
    Posted at 23:18h, 01 August Reply

    Where do I get those pepper on ink/pecorino peppers similar to east sides. I have bought some in grocery stores but wayyyy hotter than east side’s

    • Ken Alger
      Posted at 17:45h, 26 August Reply

      Hi Martin, I’ve always used Unico brand Peperoncini Peppers. I’ll post a picture on the recipe post of the bottle / brand.

  • Colleen Morris
    Posted at 16:01h, 30 September Reply

    This was so delicious, thank you for posting! Will be checking out your other stuff too now. You’ve got a new fan in me…

    • Ken Alger
      Posted at 12:08h, 02 October Reply

      Thank you Colleen, appreciate your interest. Glad you enjoyed this one.

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