How to Make Homemade Italian Dressing.

This post was originally published in July 2011, and I'm republishing in the spirit of sharing fresh, frugal, and healthy recipes for the spring. 

The Italian Dressing

Making a savory, spicy Italian salad dressing from scratch is simple, and all you do is dump the ingredients into a glass jar and SHAKE until mixed.

Here are the ingredients you'll need: 
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried minced garlic
Then, just dump the ingredients into a glass jar (I used an glass salad dressing bottle, but you could use a canning jar) and shake until blended. 

You'll need to shake the dressing before using, because the oil will separate from the other ingredients. I'll store this for about 2 weeks, but with all the lettuce coming from our garden we'll probably run out before then.

Editor's Note: I've made this recipe many, many times since publishing it in July of 2011, and each time I've been happy with the results. Sometimes I add a bit more sugar for a sweeter dressing, or less a different vinegar for a different flavor. No matter what I've tried, we love this recipe, especially over greens from our garden. Also, if you want a CREAMY Italian Dressing recipe, here's one that we're anxious to try

Have you made Italian Dressing before? What about a creamy Italian dressing? Tell me about it!

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  1. So easy! I will have to try this one!

  2. Isn't it great how easy it is to make your own? Most of the time we already have 90% of the ingredients in our pantry. Pinned to my DIY board. =)


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