Italian Dressing

September 8, 2009

This delicious Italian salad dressing is a great little healthy staple.

Italian Dressing

I almost wasn’t going to post this Italian dressing as I thought it was just too simple even for a site where basic is the name of the game. But I was eating a salad at work the other day and none of my co-workers had ever made their own homemade salad dressing before, so I thought it was worth sharing my go-to recipe.

I drove home determined to change the salad-dressing-world one homemade recipe at a time. Yes, there are some fantastic commercial salad dressings on the market, but shelf-stable offerings are never as fresh and healthy as homemade blends. When you make your own dressing you can completely control the quality of the ingredients, as well as the texture and flavor.

I always add the vinegar gradually to taste. That way you’re not in danger of blending up an acid trip.

I’ve deliberately left this recipe very basic. Use it as a blank canvas for inspiration.

Other Salad Dressings

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Green Goddess Dressing

Lemon Cashew Dressing

Homemade French Dressing

Sesame Ginger Dressing

Let me know what you think of this homemade Italian dressing in the comments!

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Italian Dressing

This delicious Italian salad dressing is a great little healthy staple.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 124 kcal
Author Tess Masters



  1. Throw all of the ingredients into a jar, secure the lid, and shake vigorously until emulsified and combined. You should have about 1 cup of dressing.

  2. Transfer the jar to the fridge, and chill for a few hours to allow the flavors to mesh. The dressing will keep for about 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Yield: Makes about 1 cup.
Serving: 1 serving = 2 tablespoons.