Easy Italian Dressing

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You’ll love this zesty homemade Easy Italian Dressing made in just minutes with a few simple pantry ingredients!  Perfect for salads, veggies, marinades, and more!

You'll love this zesty homemade Easy Italian Dressing made in just minutes with a few simple pantry ingredients!  Perfect for salads, veggies, marinades, and more!
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There is no need to purchase salad dressings from the store when it is this easy to make! All you need are a few pantry ingredients to make this simple Italian salad dressing in just 5 minutes. The combination of oil, vinegar, savory parmesan cheese, fresh garlic and flavorful herbs make this one of my favorite dressings you can use for more than just salads!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Zesty, fresh and delicious!
  • Easily made with simple pantry ingredients in just 5 minutes.
  • Fresh grated parmesan cheese tastes absolutely amazing in this dressing!
  • Perfect for salads, chicken, grilled veggies, as a marinade for chicken, fish or steak, and so much more.
You'll love this zesty homemade Easy Italian Dressing made in just minutes with a few simple pantry ingredients!  Perfect for salads, veggies, marinades, and more!

Ingredients You’ll Need

This easy Italian dressing recipe requires just a few simple ingredients you probably already have at home in your pantry or fridge!  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • olive oil – I like to use a good olive oil that doesn’t have to be expensive, just make sure it’s cold-pressed and organic for the most flavor (in my opinion).
  • white wine vinegar – this adds a nice tangy flavor and some zip to the dressing. You could also use apple cider vinegar or champagne vinegar.
  • parmesan cheese – this is a must in this dressing and adds so much depth of flavor, just make sure to use grated parmesan cheese.
  • dijon mustard – this adds a little zip and helps to emulsify the dressing.
  • honey – you only need one teaspoon and a little goes a long way! This really helps balance out the vinegar and savory flavors. You could also use maple syrup or other natural sweetener in place of the honey.
  • garlic – I like to use fresh garlic in my salad dressings, but a 1/4 teaspoon of dried minced garlic or garlic powder will work if that’s all you have on hand.
  • herbs – a combination of dried oregano, dried basil and dried parsley, you could also add fresh herbs as well.
  • salt + pepper – needed to season this dressing and add flavor.

How to Make Italian Dressing

I love making homemade dressings and vinaigrettes because they are just SO easy and take less than 5 minutes to mix together.  Simply whisk together all the ingredients in a jar or bowl, or you can use a blender or NutriBullet and blend until smooth.  Then simply store the dressing in a sealed airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to use.  This Italian dressing will last up to 5 days in the fridge, but definitely tastes best as fresh as possible.

I personally like to store my dressings in mason jars because they have a nice tight seal, they are easy to take on-the-go, and you can just add all your ingredients and give the jar a good shake!

You'll love this zesty homemade Easy Italian Dressing made in just minutes with a few simple pantry ingredients!  Perfect for salads, veggies, marinades, and more!

Ways to Use This Dressing

  • Dressing for salads or wraps
  • Drizzle over tomatoes, cucumbers and other veggies
  • Marinate chicken, shrimp or fish
  • Use it in pasta salads or mix with quinoa or other grain bowls.
  • As a dip for bread or veggies

More Dressings You’ll Love

Hope you all enjoy my Easy Italian Dressing and if you love this recipe as much as we do, please leave a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating below and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #eatyourselfskinny! I love seeing all your delicious recreations!

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You’ll love this zesty homemade Easy Italian Dressing made in just minutes with a few simple pantry ingredients!  Perfect for salads, veggies, marinades, and more!
Course Condiment, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 133kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl or jar, whisk together all ingredients until smooth and creamy.  Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tbsp | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.1g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 114mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.7g

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