A lot of the deliciousness of Italian food is due to the careful and intelligent use of selected Italian seasoning ingredients. As you probably know, Italy is known to have some of the world’s finest food. These special seasonings give Italian food that amazing taste that cannot be found anywhere else!
Italian seasoning ingredients
Let’s explore some of the most common Italian seasoning ingredients:
- Rosemary / rosmarino
- Oregano / origano
- Hot pepper / peperoncino
- Bay leaves / alloro
- Thyme / timo
- Sage / salvia
- Parsley / prezzemolo
- Basil / basilico
These Italian spices are widely used in Italy to make pizzas, pastas, salad dressings and more. Also, it gives Italian food its distinctive taste, for which it is popular throughout the world.
Traditional Italian salad dressing – herb mix
We have included below a great recipe for a traditional Italian salad dressing:
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pinch of oregano
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar, and
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
Simply combine the above ingredients and you have a very tasty salad dressing that you can keep in your refrigerator whenever needed!
Learning how to make some great-tasting Italian recipes is an excellent way in which to practice your Italian language skills. We recommend making an Italian herb mix (consisting of a few of the above-mentioned Italian herb seasonings) and keeping this in your pantry for use whenever you cook.
Would you like to learn more about Italian food? Then, please visit our post about the best Italian recipe for pizza dough.
Cooking and making some of your favorite Italian foods can really help you acquire a wider vocabulary in Italian, especially if you use recipes that are strictly in Italian. This will force you to look up any words or terms that you do not understand and you will soon have a better understanding of how the language is structured.
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