An il Fustino recipe

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Author: James Kirkley

From a great little restaurant in Canon City, CO

Serves: 4

Belvedere Salad Dressing


1/2 teaspoon, salt
1 teaspoon, garlic powder
2 teaspoons, basil, dry crushed
1/8 cup, extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup, peanut oil
3 tablespoons, red wine vinegar


  1. Blend all ingredient together in small bowl. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Top salad with bleu cheese and serve.

My wife and I enjoyed the drive south from Colorado Springs to the Belvedere restaurant in Canon City. We would usually go on weekends since it was about a 45 minute trip. The Belvedere was the classic Italian restaurant, red vinyl booths, chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling, red checkered table cloths, the whole works. We always loved their salad dressing but never got the recipe. Years later, after we moved to Massachusetts my wife was talking to a friend about it and he knew the place, somehow got the recipe, gave it to his sales rep and the sales rep gave it to my wife. If all the effort we went to does not make you want to try it nothing will.