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Italian salad dressing in a glass jar

Homemade Italian Dressing

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: a little over 1 cup
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Ditch the processed stuff for this fabulously flavorful and zesty homemade Italian dressing. It tastes 1,000x better than store-bought and you have complete control over the amount of herbs and spices!


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (180ml) extra virgin olive oil*
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) white wine vinegar*
  • 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion (I use dried minced onion)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey or granulated sugar (imperative to balance out that vinegar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until the mixture well-combined. Taste the dressing and add more herbs or seasonings if desired.
  2. Store the dressing in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Shake before using.

Notes

  1. Oil: Instead of olive oil, you can use a neutral flavored oil such as vegetable or canola.
  2. Vinegar: You can use red wine vinegar instead of white wine. I do not suggest any other vinegars.

Keywords: homemade italian dressing, italian dressing