DOWN TO DRESSINGS
But how much of each ingredient? you might ask. There is an old adage in Italy that sums it up beautifully: chi sala l’insalata deve essere un sapiente, chi versa l’aceto un avaro e chi unisce l’olio un prodigo, meaning:
Whomever salts the salad should be a wise person; whomever pours the vinegar should be stingy; and whomever adds the oil should be generous. Really, that tells you all you need to know about the ratios to use—no one in Italy ever uses measuring cups or spoons to make a salad dressing!