Anything made from scratch is just better and this zesty Homemade Italian Dressing is no exception! Healthy and delicious, you won’t want to go back to the store-bought bottle anytime soon!
Before we get started on making this one-step Italian dressing, there are a few things you should know.
What Vinegar is best in Italian dressing?
Red-wine vinegar is a must. If you’re worried about alcohol content, it has absolutely none, but the flavor is really just right. If you must substitute, my next choice would be fresh lemon juice, but I really recommend trying the red-wine vinegar!
What Oil is best for Italian dressing?
Extra virgin olive oil has a very rich flavor that I absolutely love in this recipe, but if you’re really against that flavor, any clear neutral oil would be acceptable.
How to make Italian Dressing:
First, grab an old salad dressing bottle or (my favorite) a pint-sized mason jar. Add the oil, vinegar, mustard, seasonings, crushed red pepper, and agave.
Screw the lid on super tight and give it a good shake!
Spoon or pour your fresh homemade Italian dressing over your salad immediately or let it rest in the fridge for a few hours for even better flavor!
If you could just taste it! It’s the best!!!
How long does Italian Dressing keep?
You can keep your homemade Italian dressing in the refrigerator for at least two weeks. The oil may tend to thicken a bit in the fridge, so just be sure and let it rest at room temperature for a few minutes before using!
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Best Homemade Italian Dressing
- 1 cup olive oil extra virgin
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
- 1 tbsp agave nectar
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Measure all ingredients into a mason jar or other salad dressing container.
- Shake or stir contents until well combined.
- Pour over your favorite salad, or let your dressing rest in the refrigerator to create even more blended flavor!