Italian Dressing is just plain classic. Make it at home so you can customize it to your own palate. Then bring on the lettuce! Our Salad Dressing topic is brought to you by Stonyfield Organic.
Store-bought bottled Italian dressing was always one of my favorites. It has just the right balance of tang to richness with a lot of other delicious flavors like garlic, basil, and oregano. I decided to try my hand at recreating some of those flavors in my own homemade Italian dressing recipe.
It’s not exactly the same as the bottled one. It’s lighter. I think the texture is better. Plus, you can adjust the flavors to be perfect for you! Read more about this salad dressing below or click here to head straight to the recipe.
What’s In Italian Dressing?
The base of Italian dressing is a vinaigrette with olive oil, white wine vinegar, and Dijon mustard. The added Italian flavors are great with basil, oregano, parsley, and thyme, It also has garlic and onion powder, plus some red pepper flakes for a touch of heat.
Uses For Italian Dressing
Of course, the most obvious use is to use it on a fresh green salad! But you could also use your homemade Italian dressing for a pasta salad or over chicken breasts. How do you like to use yours?
Storing Homemade Dressing
This makes a very small batch of dressing. That’s because it only keeps for a few days at room temperature and you can’t really put it in the fridge because the olive oil will solidify. So you just quickly make the little bit that you need for today and then make another batch next time.
You can double, triple, or quintuple the recipe if you need more though. No worries. Enjoy!Print
Italian Salad Dressing Recipe
Italian Dressing is just plain classic. Make it at home so you can customize it to your own palate. Then bring on the lettuce!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 min
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1/3 cup 1x
- Category: Sauce
- Method: No-Cook
- Cuisine: Italian
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp. basil
- ½ tsp. oregano
- ½ tsp. parsley
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. thyme
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. onion powder
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- Measure all ingredients into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Put on lid and shake it really really well.
- If not serving it immediately, shake well again before serving. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
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This post originally appeared in April 2016 and was revised and republished in February 2023.
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