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Homemade Italian Salad Dressing



I love to make my own homemade salad dressings, and then share them with you.  This homemade Italian Salad Dressing is super easy.  Just throw all the ingredients into a jar and shake it up.  I see a lot of recipes for homemade Italian Salad Dressing mix out there, but making this from start to finish only takes about five minutes, so a mix wouldn’t speed you up much.  I used all dried or powdered herbs and spices, so that it will keep longer in the refrigerator.  It makes about a little more than a cup, so that is about eight servings.

 For this recipe, I used a pretty strong flavored extra virgin olive oil, which I really like.  But, if you prefer a milder flavor, you could choose a lighter olive oil or even a different oil altogether.


Homemade Italian Salad Dressing

  • Author: Michelle @From Calculus to Cupcakes
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x



  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place all ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously.
  2. Shake again just before pouring over your salad.
  3. Store in the refrigerator.


  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 343
  • Fat: 14
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 3


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From Calculus to Cupcakes

I am a Calculus teacher who just happens to love to cook and blog about it.

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