Italian Dressing Recipe

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This easy homemade Italian dressing is made with simple ingredients and takes just 5 minutes to throw together. It tastes wayyyyyy better than store-bought and pairs perfectly with my simple Italian pasta salad recipe or your favorite antipasto pasta salad!


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  1. Add ingredients to a large mason jar or measuring cup.
  2. Whisk or shake vigorously until all ingredients are well mixed and the dressing has emulsified.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with your favorite salad or my Easy Italian Pasta Salad.



  • You can use a food processor to combine the dressing ingredients or blend everything in a blender to give it a super smooth consistency. I love the texture that each of the ingredients adds but if you're looking for a more cohesive dressing, try blending everything together!
  • Adjust the oil and vinegar levels to suit your taste! I prefer my homemade salad dressing to have a bit more tang so I'll usually add an extra tablespoon of vinegar. If you prefer it a bit more mild add another glug of olive oil. You can also switch up the dried herbs and try fresh herbs instead. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little kick. Use this recipe as a blueprint and make it your own!
  • If you want to make this dressing dairy-free, just skip the Parmesan or use a vegan Parmesan cheese.
  • This dressing doubles as a delicious marinade for chicken, beef, pork, or vegetables as well! Just use it in place of store-bought Italian dressing in any recipe and transform your favorite protein into a tasty dinner your family will love!


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