This Italian dressing recipe is so easy to make. Just throw a few fresh ingredients in a bottle and shake.
With a dressing this easy, there's no excuse for using packaged salad dressings with industrial oils, sugars, and thickeners. This quick homemade Italian dressing tastes so much better, and is so much better for you. And it's naturally paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free.
How do you make Italian dressing? It's a simple vinaigrette with olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic and herbs. Just add everything to a mason jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid and shake it up. This homemade Italian salad dressing recipe couldn't be easier.
The great thing about making your own dressing is that you can make it the way you like it. Add more garlic, use different herbs, or adjust the ratio of red wine vinegar to olive oil. I like a tangy Italian style dressing, so this 1:3 ratio is perfect for me. Of course, you can always adjust the ratio to your taste.
When the dressing is stored in the refrigerator, the olive oil will thicken a bit. I just take it out of the fridge before I start making the salad. By the time I'm ready for the salad dressing, a quick shake is all it needs.
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An easy Italian vinaigrette—just throw a few ingredients in a jar and shake.
Add all ingredients to jar or bottle with tight-fitting lid and shake until well combined.
Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.