Homemade Italian dressing is so much better than store bought because you can add the best of ingredients like high quality olive oil and parmesan cheese. This savory Italian dressing recipe tastes fantastic and keeps really well in the fridge.
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Ingredients for Italian dressing:
The ingredients for homemade Italian dressing are pantry and refrigerator clips, which we always have on hand to quickly conjure up a batch. The addition of parmesan and mayo gives this Italian dressing a creamy element.
I love making it straight out of the mason jar and serving it so you can quickly shake it again before serving and just keep the leftover dressing in the fridge. This is so good over a fresh green salad, Italian pasta salad, or any recipe that calls for Italian dressing.
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Which oil should i use?
Store-bought dressings almost always use cheap, poor quality oils because they are inexpensive. With homemade Italian dressing, you control what’s in it. We love using extra virgin olive oil because it adds another layer of flavor. All you have to do is smell a bottle of extra virgin olive oil when you open it to know it’s a good choice. You can also use mild-flavored oils like regular olive oil, extra light olive oil, vegetable oil, or canola oil.
The best vinegar for Italian dressing:
The most commonly used vinegar is white wine vinegar. It is less acidic than regular distilled white vinegar and has a deeper flavor because it is a white wine vinegar that is perfect for making salad dressings. We ran a test with distilled white vinegar and in a pinch you can still use it to make homemade Italian dressing. If you are using distilled vinegar, you can add a little less or just add it to your taste.
Can I leave out the sugar?
The sugar in Italian dressing doesn’t make the dressing sweet, but it does balance out the acidity of the vinegar, but you can add the sugar to taste. If you are looking for a natural alternative, you can replace 1 teaspoon honey with sugar.
Why did my dressing stick?
It is normal for a homemade dressing to solidify or set in the refrigerator. Store-bought dressings add emulsifiers to prevent this from happening, but it’s a simple solution. When your dressing sets in the refrigerator, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving, then shake vigorously to mix again before serving.
Cooking Tip: Take the dressing out of the refrigerator before you start making your salad so it is ready to use when you are done making your salad.
More homemade dressings and sauces:
These homemade dressing recipes prove that it is best to make your own! You can find all of our seasoning recipes here.
Preparation time: 10 protocol
Total time: 10 protocol
Italian dressing is so much better homemade because you can add the best ingredients with no additives. This savory Italian dressing recipe tastes fantastic and keeps really well in the fridge.
$ 2- $ 4
American, Italian, Mediterranean
Spices, dressing, sauce
Calories: 148 kcal
Servings: 8th People
Extra virgin olive oil
White wine vinegar
clove of garlic
finely grated or pressed
fine sea salt
or added to taste
or to taste
Mix all ingredients in a mason jar, cover tightly with the lid and shake until everything is well mixed and emulsified. * If desired, add more salt to taste. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
* *You can also whisk the dressing in a mixing bowl or add it to the bowl of a blender or food processor and stir until everything is well mixed.
Amount per serving
Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value *
Saturated fat 3g19%
cholesterol 3 mg1%
sodium 62 mg3%
Vitamin A. 24IU0%
vitamin C 1 mg1%
calcium 40 mg4%
iron 1 mg6%
* Daily percentages are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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