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How to make homemade Italian Dressing from scratch- and simple easy recipe that tastes way better than store-bought. #italiandressing

Italian Dressing Recipe

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How to make homemade Italian Dressing from scratch- a healthier alternative to store-bought dressing that tastes way better. A simple easy recipe!


  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 finely minced garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon maple or honey (optional- see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (or dried oregano, dried rosemary, or dried thyme)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped ( or sub Italian Parsley)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • pinch chili flakes (optional)


Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk.

Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for 7-10 days and shake before using.

Use on leafy green salads, bean salads, antipasto salad, pasta salads, grain salads or as a quick marinade for grilled chicken.


Low-carb? If leaving out the maple or honey, use slightly less vinegar and add a teaspoon of dijon mustard.

If dressing tastes overly bitter, check your olive oil- some brands are quite bitter and will affect the flavor here.


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 84
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 73.2 mg
  • Fat: 9.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg