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This is the best homemade Italian dressing you can whip up in 5 minutes. What is not to love about it? This Italian dressing recipe is amazing and the addition of Parmesan cheese takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness. As you know, nothing beats homemade! Not only is this Italian dressing good with salad, but it also serves as a great marinade for chicken, fish and beef too. It is better than store bought and you have control over what goes into it
Don’t even get me started on dips. Add a bit of mayonnaise to this recipe and you have the best creamy Italian seasoning ever. Ok, let’s just say this homemade Italian dressing is versatile and can be used on anything. This dressing, used as dips for bread and marinade for mozzarella cheese and olives. My oh my. I can feel it in my mouth just typing this. Let’s get right to it. 5 minutes is all you need for this best homemade dressing
What is in my homemade Italian dressing
This is a very simple recipe but very delicious and quick to make. I used my homemade Italian seasoning mix,
olive oil and vegetable oil: I used a combination of the two as I don’t want the flavour of the olive oil to overpower my dressing. I would stay off extra virgin olive oil for this recipe.
red wine vinegar
Parmesan cheese: I used the tiniest hole of my grater to get the quantity I used
chilli flakes for gentle kick or more if you prefer
Lemon juice for that zesty flavour
Onion powder because why not
Pinch of salt: adjust to taste
You can make few substitutes to suit your taste.
How to make Italian salad dressing
This is one easy recipe you label “NOT ROCKET SCIENCE” lol. Add all the ingredients into a mason jar or a jar with a tight lid. Give it a good shake to combine, put it in the fridge for at least an hour or until chilled. Taste and adjust for seasoning (salt and pepper). Alternatively, use the Italian salad dressing immediately on a cold salad.
What to use it on
- Pasta salad
- Simple salad recipe
- Use as marinade for chicken, beef, pork, fish, cheese, olives, vegetable, use in sandwich filling.
How to store it:
Ideally, Italian dressing lasts for some couple of weeks but I would recommend keeping this and using it within 2 weeks.
Salad recipes you can use this dressing on
Best Homemade Italian Seasoning
- Mason jar and grater
- ½ cup oil I used half olive oil and half vegetable oil
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp chilli flakes Adjust to taste
- 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar use more if needed
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- pinch of salt to taste
- Add all the ingredients into a mason jar or a jar with a tight lid. Give it a good shake to combine, put it in the fridge for at least an hour or until chilled before serving. Taste and adjust for seasoning (salt and pepper). Alternatively, use the Italian salad dressing immediately on a cold salad.
- Shake well before using