Homemade Italian Dressing. This zesty vinaigrette salad dressing is loaded with herbs! Perfect for drizzling on salads, vegetables, pasta salads, or using as a marinade.

This homemade Italian Dressing is possibly the BEST salad dressing around. It’s zesty, tangy, and super easy to whisk together. This dressing is perfect for:

  • drizzling over your side salad
  • adding to a fully loaded Italian Chop Salad
  • dressing a Pasta Salad
  • spooning over some fresh veggies to make a crisp summer side dish

How to Make Italian Dressing:

Making homemade dressings is ridiculously easy to make. My personal preference is to add all of the ingredients to a jar so that I can shake things together, and store in the refrigerator if needed.

  • Combine the liquid ingredients.
  • Add in herbs and seasonings.
  • Whisk together. Or close jar and shake.

Ingredients Breakdown:

  • Oil: extra virgin olive oil is a great option, another option would be to use an avocado oil.
  • Vinegar: white wine or a red wine vinegar
  • Honey: is essential to balance out the vinegar in the dressing. Can also use sugar if needed.
  • Lemon juice: adds a fresh bit of citrus.
  • Parmesan: use freshly grated parmesan cheese, not the stuff in the green bottle.
  • Herbs: use either fresh or dried. Amounts for both are included in the recipe card.
  • Garlic & Onion powder
  • Salt & Pepper
Jar filled with ingredients for homemade Italian dressing with a whisk to mix together.

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Jar filled with homemade Italian dressing, with tomatoes on the side and fresh parsley.

Homemade Italian Dressing

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Homemade Italian Dressing. This zesty vinaigrette salad dressing is loaded with herbs! Perfect for drizzling on salads, vegetables, pasta salads, or using as a marinade.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, (120 ml)
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar, (60 ml)
  • 2 tsp honey, (10 ml) or sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, (15 ml)
  • 3 tbsp parmesan, freshly grated
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼-½ tsp crushed red pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Whisk or shake to combine.

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Notes

To Substitute with FRESH Herbs:
1 tsp of dried herbs = 1 tbsp of fresh herbs (diced)

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 334mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 44IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg
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