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Italian Dressing

Craving a quick and delicious Italian Dressing that you can make at home? You will love this easy recipe that is made with pantry ingredients in a mason jar.

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Pitcher of Italian salad dressing.

We’ve been experimenting with Italian dressing for ages and finally came up with one we love. We make it weekly for salads and it is one of our go to marinades for grilling.

Why Make Homemade Salad Dressing?

  • By mixing up your own salad dressing you can get the exact flavor that you love. It’s easy to add your favorite herbs and spices and skip the ones you don’t like.
  • Avoid sugar and salt if you are on a restricted diet.
  • Italian dressing is great topping salads and pasta and also makes a flavorful marinade for grilling.

Ingredients for Italian Salad Dressing

  • Olive Oil is the base of the dressing.
  • Red Wine Vinegar adds a tangy, acidic flavor. White Wine Vinegar works well too if that is what you have on hand.
  • Lemon Juice adds freshness and acidity.
  • Honey balances out the tartness from the vinegar and lemon juice.
  • Dijon Mustard adds flavor and helps bind the dressing so that it doesn’t separate.
  • Granulated Garlic, Dried Basil, Dried Oregano and Dried Thyme for that classic Italian flavor.
  • Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to enhance the flavors.
Pouring Italian dressing on salad.

How to Make Italian Dressing

Collage mixing ingredients in a mason jar for Italian dressing.
  1. Add olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey and dijon mustard into a mason jar.
Collage adding garlic and herbs to a mason jar for Dressing.
  1. Next, add garlic, basil, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
  2. Seal tight with the a lid.
  3. Shake vigorously until well combined.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
Salad with pitcher of Italian dressing.

Recipe Ideas for Italian Dressing

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Italian dressing and salad.

Mix up a jar of this easy Italian dressing for your next salad or grilling marinade. It’s so simple to make and will add some pizzaz to salads, vegetables or grilled chicken.

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Yield: 1 cup

Italian Dressing

Italian dressing in a small pitcher.

Craving a quick and delicious Italian Dressing that you can make at home? You will love this easy recipe that is made with pantry ingredients in a mason jar.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • fresh lemon juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey and dijon mustard into a mason jar.
  2. Next, add garlic, basil, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Seal tight with the a lid.
  4. Shake vigorously until well combined.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Refrigerate in an air tight container up to 2 weeks. Shake well before using.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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