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homemade Italian dressing in a bottle
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Best Italian Dressing from Scratch

This homemade Italian dressing has a bright fresh taste. Pour it on a tossed salad or use it as a marinade for Italian vegetables or meat before grilling them.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: healthy, vegetarian, vegan, clean eating, easy, Italian dressing recipe
Servings: 14
Calories: 194kcal


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  • Cruet with stopper for storing the salad dressing.


  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
  • ½ cup red or white wine vinegar
  • tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried minced garlic may substitute 2 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried minced onions may substitute 2 tsp. fresh minced onions
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Mix all the ingredients together and let the mixture sit 2-3 hours before using. This gives all the dried ingredients time to rehydrate.
  • Store in the fridge.
  • Pour into a cruet with a stopper. (click here) for where to find a cruet.



If you don't have grapeseed oil,  use all extra virgin olive oil.  
Use balsamic vinegar instead of red or white wine vinegar.
Storing the dressing:  Store in the fridge in an airtight container.  The dressing will keep for several weeks in the fridge.  The cold from the fridge will thicken the dressing.  So let it warm up for 10-15 minutes at room temperature before using it.  Shake well before pouring. 


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg