Homemade Italian Dressing (VIDEO)
Homemade Italian Dressing is so much better than storebought because you can add the best quality ingredients like high-quality olive oil and parmesan cheese. This zesty Italian Dressing Recipe tastes fantastic and keeps really well in the refrigerator.
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Ingredients for Italian Dressing:
The ingredients for homemade Italian Dressing are pantry and refrigerator staples that we always have on hand to quickly whip up a batch. The addition of parmesan and mayo add a creamy element to this Italian dressing.
I love to make and serve it right out of the mason jar so you can quickly re-shake it before serving and easily store the leftover dressing in the refrigerator. This is so good over a fresh green salad, Italian Pasta Salad or any recipe that calls for Italian Dressing.
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Which Oil Should I Use?
Store-bought dressings almost always use cheap, poor quality oils because they are cost-effective. With homemade Italian dressing, you control what goes in it. We love using extra virgin olive oil because it adds another layer of flavor. You just have to smell a bottle of extra virgin olive oil when you open it to know it will be a great choice. You can also use mild-flavored oils like regular olive oil, extra light olive oil, vegetable oil, or canola oil.
The Best Vinegar for Italian Dressing:
the most commonly used vinegar is white wine vinegar. It is less acidic than plain distilled white vinegar and has a deeper flavor because it is a vinegar made from white wine, which makes it perfect for making salad dressings. We did a test with distilled white vinegar and in a pinch, you can still use it to make homemade Italian dressing. If using distilled vinegar, you might add a little less, or just add it to taste.
Can I Omit the Sugar?
The sugar in Italian dressing doesn’t make the dressing sweet, but it balances the acidity of the vinegar but you can add the sugar to taste. If you are looking for a natural alternative, you can substitute the sugar for 1 tsp honey.
Why Did My Dressing Firm Up?
It is normal for a homemade dressing to solidify or firm up when refrigerated. Store-bought dressings add emulsifiers to prevent that but it’s an easy fix. If your dressing firms up with refrigeration, let it sit at room temperature 30 minutes before serving then shake vigorously to re-blend before serving.
Cook’s tip: Remove dressing from the refrigerator before you start making your salad so it is ready to use when you are done prepping your salad.
More Homemade Dressings and Sauces:
These homemade dressing recipes prove that making your own is best! Check out all of our condiment recipes here.
- Creamy Caesar Dressing
- Avocado Ranch Dressing
- Tzatziki Sauce
- Homemade Marinara Sauce
- Basil Pesto Sauce
- Chimichurri Sauce
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
- 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 garlic clove, finely grated or pressed
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 3/4 tsp fine sea salt, or added to taste
- 1/2 tsp black pepper, or to taste
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar, cover tightly with lid and shake until well combined and emulsified.* Add more salt to taste if desired. Use right away or refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
*You can also whisk dressing together in a mixing bowl or put it into the bowl of a blender or food processor and whirl it up until well blended.
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Yummy! Made this for a party and it was a big hit. It’s a keeper! I subbed in fresh basil.
Great to hear! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.
So sorry for spelling your name wrong when I gave my review and comments about your recipe ! Again great recipe!!!!❤️
No problem at all, Tara. Thank you for your review!
What is the serving saline and how many servings in this recipe ?
Hi Tara, serving size: 8 people.
I came across your recipes this evening as I was looking for an Italian dressing recipe for my pasta salad I made yesterday but I was out of Italian dressing . I had all ingredient suggestions on hand except I substituted canola oil for olive oil and used distilled white vinegar for the red wine vinegar. I also added some Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy salt substitute and used Lawry Seasoned salt for the sea salt ! I was amazed at how good this dressing was and will not have to buy store bought again ! Thank you for the recipe !😊
You’re welcome, happy to hear that you liked this recipe a lot!
Just wanted to say that I love all your recipes. Thank You
and keep them coming
Aww, thank you, Beverly! Will do!
Made this for our vegetable salad tonight. It’s a winner! Delicious taste!
So glad you enjoyed this dressing!
This is absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I used it as a marinade for pork tenderloin, but kept some back for salads after tasting it. Love it!
So glad to hear that, Kristin!
This was excellent! I always wondered how to get a creamy consistency, and the mayo was the key! It emulsified the mixture really well. I used garlic powder instead of the clove since it was easier haha. I also omitted the sugar. Other than that I followed the recipe and it was amazing.
Great to hear that you enjoyed the dressing!
Oh my goodness, this was soooo much tastier than the store bought kind, which used to be my favorite dressing. Thanks for sharing this!
You’re welcome, glad you think so!
This has become my “go to” salad dressing. It is so easy and delicous. When my growns kids come home, they always request it. Thank you for this amazing recipe!
Yay, that’s great! Thanks for sharing your good comments with us.
Can I would use this dressing as a marinade for my antipasto skewers or will it solidify? They need to marinade in the dressing overnight.
Hi Linda, I haven’t tried it, but one of my readers mentioned this made a great chicken marinade!
I made this today with fancy infused olive oil and raspberry balsamic vinegar I received as a gift and it is delicious. Quick and easy
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Terry!
Oh my Natasha! This was absolutely the most delicious salad dressing recipe that I have ever made! Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes!! Also, I always enjoy your videos! They are so much fun to watch!
You’re very welcome! We’re so glad that you’re enjoying our recipes, Malinda. Thank you for your wonderful comments!
I absolutely LOVE this dressing!
Make it all the time and agree with someone’s comment that its drinkable!
I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Crystal!
Really great dressing! Entire family lives it! Used it for the pasta salad tomorrow.
So glad to hear that, Michelle! Thank you for sharing.
Wonderful! Tastes great.
So sick of the “sea salt” thing.
Salt is salt. Salt from salt mines was deposited millions of years ago from ancient…….. seas.
Yeah, great grandma was using sea salt. Actually pretty hard to find salt that wasn’t sea salt.
I will NEVER buy store bought Italian dressing again!!!! So fresh, simple, and flavorful!!!!
We love it! I’m glad you do too! 🙂
My decade long search for the perfect Italian Dressing ends here! Thank you so much, Natasha! As usual, your recipes are amazing! This is “drinkable” 😜😜
That’s so great, Sandy! I’m happy you found this recipe. Thank you.
Can I use apple cider vinegar instead? I rarely buy white wine vinegar. Will it be too sour for the dressing?
Hi Jaye! I haven’t tried that but I saw someone else comment this “I made this batch using apple cider vinegar and half olive oil, half avocado oil, and absolutely loved it! Thank you!” I hope that helps.
I wanted to show my 11 year old how much better, and how easy it was to make your own salad dressing. I found yours and put her to work. After pouring it on the salad, she and her big sister ended up mopping up the leftover dressing with salami! Best Italian dressing I’ve ever had and you’ve definitely convinced my kids that homemade beats store-bought!
I’m so glad you loved this recipe! Thank you for sharing, Rebecca!
Wonderful dressing and especially good on your pasta salad recipe. Thank you for another great recipe!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Cheryl!
Natasha, Is the EXACT white wine vinegar the one with AGED in the name? Colavita Aged White Wine Vinegar – Is that it? Thanks! Second time asking..want to make sure I get the exact one you use. Thank you! Going to make this for a birthday celebration so gathering the ingredients.
Hi Kathy, the white wine vinegar linked to the recipe is the one we used, this one HERE. See the section titled: The Best Vinegar for Italian Dressing: in the recipe for more notes on that! I hope you love this recipe!
Awesome dressing! Never store bought again! Thank you for sharing!
You’re welcome! Thank you for the review, I’m happy you loved this dressing. 🙂
I do not have any Mayo. Can I substitute something else for it?
I haven’t tried anything else but the next best thing would probably be plain yogurt. You could also try leaving it out.
I used Miracle Whip Lite for when I made the recipe tonight because I am not a mayonnaise person. But I would think you’ could use plain or Greek yogurt just the same way ! I loved the recipe!!!!❤️
Thanks for sharing!
Love this – I made it to use on pasta salad and it’s perfect. So glad I used this instead of store-bought Italian dressing. It was super quick to whisk together. I didn’t have sugar, but substituted some honey. Made for a really lovely, light Summer dish. Thank you!
It truly is perfect for an nice summer dish! I’m so glad you loved it, Patricia!
I would love to try your recipe but there is an ad covering part of it that I cannot remove. Thanks any way.
The same here. I don’t see the video. Love Natasha and her recipes but it is so hard to find video recipes. Is it possible to have them on the top of the post?
Hi Ksenia, thank you for that suggestion! I have the video right underneath the ingredients photo towards the top of the page.
Would it be ok to substitute yeast flakes for the Parmesan & fresh herbs for the dried ones?
Hi Lin, I haven’t tried those substitutions, so I can’t speak to that. Substitutions may hinder the recipe outcome. I always suggest making a recipe as written the first time around.
I’ve made a lot of dressing recipes over the years but this recipe is it!! Creamy Italian is not usually my first pick, but that tablespoon of mayo makes ALL the difference in flavor and consistency! I’ve already printed the recipe and will definitely make it again. Never going back to those store seasoning packets again!!
That’s wonderful! So glad you enjoy it.
Delicious dressing made it for pasta salad. Will definitely be making again.
Great to hear that you enjoyed it, Pam!
I’m going to make this. I don’t like bought dressings. I love all your recipes.
I hope you love this dressing, Barbara!
Natasha the best dressing I’ve made in a long time..It’s drinkable..lol
It really is that good lol! Thanks for your great feedback, Shannon!
Made this last night for a pasta salad. Super easy and really good. Doubled the recipe and glad I did. Now, I have some for a nice salad tomorrow.
I’m happy to hear you enjoy this recipe, Angela. Thank you!
Just made this delicious dressing for my pasta salad! Wonderful!
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Ellen! I’m glad you loved it!
This italian pasta salad is delicious 😋 thank you so much for giving your recipes. Kip up the good work.
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Lilia!
The dressing is delicious, today I served a salad with this dressing, everyone was delighted, thank you!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Wanda! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!
Where can i buy your salad dressing mason jar?
Also, how many ounces does it hold?
Hi Helen, I was re-purposing my old 13 oz jar from Bonne Maman preserves that I purchased at the grocery store.
This has become my go-to dressing… everyone loves it! Made it many times with different variations including Red Wine Vinegar (so good!) This last time, I omitted the cheese and subbed Monk Fruit sweetener for the sugar to make it Keto friendly… and it was absolutely delicious!!! Thanks Natasha, you always have the BEST recipes!!
I’m so glad it was a hit, Lisa!
I need to count calories.
But I don’t know what a serving size is, can you tell me please?
Hi Holly, this recipe makes for 8 servings. One serving will be 1/8th of that recipe. The simplest way to do this is to measure the recipe in grams (or ounces) and divide that number by 8 and that is your one serving.
This is the best dressing I have ever made! I’ve made it now at least 6 times this month. Everyone loves it! Thank you so much for sharing this great Italian dressing recipe!
Wow, looks like it is now your new favorite dressing recipe! I’m glad you love it.
So delicious. And the best thing is I know exactly what is in it. No additives, no extras. No more store bought Italian Dressing. Trying to limit the addition of those into our diets. THANK YOU.
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Mary Jo!
Made it today, followed the instructions perfectly, came out absolutely Outstanding!!! Thank you for the recipe!!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Michael!
I made this Italian Dressing recipe for myself the other day, man it was so good! I have tried many a recipe…..This will be my go to from now on!
you are a joy to watch…….
I have been cooking for 50yrs.
I love to try new recipes!
That’s fantastic, Jacqueline! I’m glad you found your new go-to recipe.
Silly Question but is this real Parmesan cheese or cheese from the can?
I like to use quality parmesan cheese and grate it. 🙂
I’m excited to make this recipe, you motivate me. Thank you
Aww, that’s the best! I hope you love this recipe Liz!
Hi Natasha, I just wanted to let you know that I think your Italian dressing is probably the greatest dressing ever created! It has become my go to dressing for all salads, whether simple greens or more elaborate ones. I have been cooking for many years now and I am so impressed by your range of recipes. Everything that I have made from your website has been fantastic! Keep up the good work!!
I’m so happy this is a keeper, Dona! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!
This dressing is delicious. I always have it in fridge. Thank you for another great recipe!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Jane!
If I could I would give this dressing a 6-star review! I had to make this twice in one day we loved it so much.
Wow, more than perfect! That is so inspiring for me, thanks a lot, Emily!
Delicious! I used a bit of white vinegar at first (didn’t measure, but didn’t want it to be too strong of a vinegar flavour), but it wasn’t enough when I taste tested. Added some rice vinegar and came out perfect! Definitely a keeper.
Love it! Thanks for sharing that with us, I’m happy that you enjoyed this dressing.
Wanted to know if white wine vinegar could be swapped with apple cider vinegar.
Thank you 😊
I haven’t tried that but I saw someone else comment this “I made this batch using apple cider vinegar and half olive oil, half avocado oil, and absolutely loved it! Thank you!” I hope that helps.
I can’t have dairy. Is there anyway that I can make this vinaigrette without the parmesan?
Hi Lynval, it would be more of a vinaigrette without the cheese, but I think it would still work. You may need to adjust the salt to taste as the parmesan adds a little saltiness also.
Great recipe (As your recipes usually are
I think the sodium values in this dressing were a mistake.
This is what I have:
1/4 cup (4Tbsp) Parmesan Cheese, finely grated 90mg/Tbsp 360 mg
1 Tbsp Mayonnaise 88mg/Tbsp 88 mg
3/4 tsp fine Sea Salt 2000mg/tsp 1500 mg
Total 1948 mg
8 Servings 243 mg / per
That is so odd, I’m not sure why it was displaying that way, I ran it again and it actually comes up with 280 mg per serving. Thanks for catching that!
We were having a couple over for dinner and I wanted a fresh Italian dressing for my tossed green salad. I really dislike the bottled Italian dressings as they are always so bitter. I had all the ingredients including fresh grated Parmesan and garlic. The only thing I did different was add a half of teaspoon more sugar as hubby likes his Italian dressing a little on the sweeter side. It turned out excellent and I did let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before tossing. Thank you Natasha for a great keeper recipe.
I’m so happy you found a new keeper, Peg! That’s so great! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with me!
So very good. I was quite hesitant to add the mayo but do it!
Best to whisk all ingredients together first except the oil. Add oil slowly while whisking for best results…great recipe!
Thanks for sharing that tip.
Great recipe! Tastes just like the Italian vinaigrette at my long time favorite pizza place in New England.
Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Lauren! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Made this recipe up to change the pace of the run of the mill ranch. I shouldn’t have waited so long. Delicious.
Great to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, Toby!
Just made this….one word: YUM!!!
I started with one batch and once I tasted it made a double. Thanks for the recipe. I learned a long time ago that once you start making dressing you can never go back to store bought. There is no comparison!
I absolutely agree – fresh and homemade is always best! Thank you for your lovely feedback, Pam!
Hi Natsha, I usually use the jarred minced garlic so would that be like a 1/2 tsp. Of garlic for this dressing?
Hi Judy, fresh is totally best, but that may work here. I found the jarred minced garlic is rather large, so I would get it as fine as you can get it. I hope you love this dressing!
I agree with Sabrina’s post… this dressing is sooooooo good!
Thanks so much, Donna!
Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried for the dressing?
Hi Gabriele, that may work. The general rule for swapping dried for fresh herbs is to use 1/3 of the amount called for in the recipe. If a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, add 1 teaspoon dried rosemary and vice versa.
This dressing is so good I could drink it straight from the jar:)
It sure is! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Could you substitute red wine vinegar instead of white wine vinegar in the Italian dressing recipe?
Hi Lynn, I haven’t tested that. It could work well but it will change the color.
Very good dressing – thank you!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Natasha, this is the best Italian Dressing I’ve ever had! The flavours are perfectly balanced! I made this batch using apple cider vinegar and half olive oil, half avocado oil and absolutely loved it! Thank you!
Hi Jan, homemade truly is best! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Just made your Italian dressing. WOW! Your right, much better than store bought. Salad for lunch today! 👍
It really is the best! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Fiona!
So yummy! My go to for salad dressing. Been eating it everyday on my salads. Thank you so much!
You’re welcome, Sandy! I’m glad this was a hit, and you found a favorite on my blog!
Can I replace or skip the parmesan
Hi Amy, it would be more of a vinaigrette without the cheese, but I think it would still work. You may need to adjust the salt to taste as the parmesan adds a little saltiness also.
Hi Natasha, thank you for this recipe, it is delicious! By chance, do you know how many cups of dressing this recipe makes? Thanks!
Hi Cindy, we have a photo of that in the recipe post. We make and serve it right out of that smaller mason jar.
Thank you for your wonderful recipe. I love watching your videos and all that you make! Have a question? do you have a similar dressing recipe that could be used on a steak hoagie sub sandwich? I’;m trying to figure one out. thanks!
Hi Steven, I don’t although our secret to a great steak sandwich is so simple. Check out our Philly Cheesesteak Recipe.
Can fresh herbs be substitute instead of dried ones? Would it affect the flavor of the dressing?
Hi Eve, that may work. The general rule for swapping dried for fresh herbs is to use 1/3 of the amount called for in the recipe. If a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, add 1 teaspoon dried rosemary and vice versa.
Hey Natasha can white wine vinegar be substituted with something else.
Hi, please note the above section titled “The Best Vinegar for Italian Dressing:”
Love watching you, you make me smile. Love trying out your recipes. Everything you make is awesome.
Thank you for that wonderful compliment!
Love this dressing! Thank you for sharing.I never buy dressing anymore. This keeps excellent in the refrigerator. I got a jar like the one you have and it works very well. Love all your wonderful recipes. I call them my cook bible. Blessings!!
Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes.
how to convert metric to US measurements? .38cup = ?? etc.
If you scroll down to our printable recipe card, most of our recipes have a metric conversion option on the printable recipe card. We are currently working on adding metric measurements to all of our recipes, but it is taking some time to add them one at a time. Thank you so much for being patient! In the meantime, check out our post on measuring which should help.
I just made your Italian Dressing. Because I’m on a diet, I substituted ( 1 table spoon of corn starch with a cup of water, heated till thickened.) for the olive oil. And light mayo. Im questing but I think its about 15 calorie’s per serving. 🙂
Im sure its not as good. But for a diet dressing it is amazing.
Thank you for sharing that with me, Colleen!
I make this dressing all the time my family love it I try alot of your recipes the best
Thank you for always trying out my recipes!
May I omit the mayo
Hi Rae, I haven’t tested any substitutions so I’m not sure what to recommend besides adding a little more oil.
The dressing was good but I used avocado oil which gave it a slight avocado flavor that wasn’t expected. I would try again with olive oil, per the directions.
Sounds good. I hope you love it too!
Finally a homemade dressing that isn’t too sour/acidic OR too sweet- PERFECT blend of flavors that will pop in your mouth and bring out the freshness of the salad!!! Thank you for this DELICIOUS dressing!❤️😋🥗
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!
Hi Nataha, love this dressing. Best regards from Germany
Loved this dressing – just the right balance of flavors. I only had White Balsamic vinegar and it worked fine. Will definitely be making this again!
Sounds great, Ann. I’m glad you enjoyed this dressing!
You don’t say what a serving is in the nutrition label. Is it one tbsp or two or what? Thanks.
Hi Manda, this recipe makes for 8 servings. One serving will be 1/8th of that recipe.
This is a fantastic dressing. We had it tonight and decided to serve it for our family’s Christmas dinner. Thanks for
another great recipe.
You are blessed with a beautiful family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!
Can you double or quadruple this recipe easily?
Hi Jaci, yes that would work to multiply the recipe. Try using the recipe adjuster by clicking on the number of servings in the recipe card which should help.
I made this Italian dressing for the first time a few weeks ago, and I’m going to make it again. It’s wonderful.
I’m happy you enjoyed that Eloise! Thank you for that great review!
OMG, how is this possible?! But this dressing made arugula–literally JUST arugula–taste so good!
Hello Shirley, I’m glad you loved it! Thank you so much for your short but sweet review.
I absolutely love this dressing. I didn’t even know it was missing from my life but it will be my go to from now on. Sooooooo freaking good. Thank you Natasha.
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!
I make this dressing all the time my family love it I try alot of your recipes 👍
I also made mine vegan with nutritional yeast and only 1/3 cup of oil, really lovely flavours, this one will be on repeat this summer, thanks
Sounds great, Sally. Looks like you found another favorite recipe, thanks for sharing!
Can you use red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar in your Italian dressing recipe?
Hi Maureen, I haven’t tested those, but each of them will incorporate a slightly different flavor.
Love this dressing! I’ve made my own Italian for years but this creamier version inspired me.
I omitted the mayo and used a high quality vinegar so didn’t need to use any sugar! Amazing as both a dressing and a chicken marinade!
Hello Tori, I am so happy to hear that! Thanks for your awesome review, we appreciate it.
Would that taste ok without Parmesan cheese?
I am looking for bit simplier vinaigrette dressing with thick consistency.
This Italian dressing looks like what I want but cannot use cheese.
Hi Kamila, it would be more of a vinaigrette without the cheese, but I think it would still work. You may need to adjust the salt to taste as the parmesan adds a little saltiness also.
This was delicious thank you!
You’re welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed that!
I never write reviews but felt compelled to because this dressing is so delicious. I will use no other dressing going forward!
Thank you for sharing! 🥗🥗🥗
Super love it! Thank you for sharing your great review with us, Cathy!
Very good flavor! Very easy to make from ingredients I already had in my kitchen. I love this dressing.
Thanks for your good review, Tammy!
For the sea salt amount, 3/4 what?
Hi Mary Ellen, It’s tsp, thanks for letting me know.
this was the best dressing I have ever tried! I’ve made it twice, I doubled it the second time cause everyone wanted more!
That is so awesome! Thank you, Connie, for sharing your great feedback with us here.
I just made this for dinner salad tonight. Taste just so lovely! Will definitely be making this again. Thank you Natasha!
You’re welcome, Nita! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!
Hi Natasha – I made this dressing today and used it as a base for pasta salad. Just outstanding dressing! Really flavorful. Thanks!
You’re welcome, Lisa! Thank you for this great review!
We are a no mayo family, what can be substituted for the mayo
I haven’t tried anything else but the next best thing would probably be plain yogurt.
I leave it out. Delish.
Hi Natasha, you mentioned using a good quality extra virgin olive oil but how do you define good? You can’t exactly open the bottles at the store to smell them so how do you choose?
Hi Stephanie, look for one produced in Italy. Here is some good info on choosing olive oil.
I have been looking for a homemade Italian dressing. Then I came across yours. I am going to make it this afternoon. Can hardly wait. Everything I have tried of yours has been wonderful . Love your videos too.
Thank you! I hope you love this Italian dressing too.
Just made your Beef and Broccoli last night it was sooooo good.Thank you.!!
You’re welcome Ginger! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!
Hi Natasha i salad your salad dressing I absolutely loved this dressing. Thank you for sharing
i try to save every Recipe i see comes on face book of yours .
sorry i tryed
I’m so glad you loved it, Melissa!
I accidentally left out the mayo and parm and it was so delicious. I made it a second time and that was delicious also.
I’m so happy you enjoyed that Mia!
Delicious. The second time I made this with Sharp Provolone and my kids demolished it saying it tasted like an Italian Hoagie. Very yummy and cleans the vegetable draw in fridge.
That’s just awesome Cathy! Thank you for your wonderful feedback!
Hi! For the salt you don’t have the type of measurement. It just says 3/4 sea salt.
It’s tsp, thanks for letting me know.
Thanks so so many delicious recipes! So appreciated when I’m looking for something different and tasty!
You’re welcome, Debby. Thanks for giving my recipes a try!
Natasha I don’t know how to thank you for your easy and delicious recipes.. I am married since 25 years and I never cooked at home always feel difficult how to, my mom cooked for us these whole years… I know you will surprise but I thought it is difficult to… so thank you again for making easy to me… but I have a question about the rum or wine with what we can replace it since it is not available in the country we are living in and help not loose the taste
I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this recipe Amal! Thank you for sharing that great review with me! Please see the note above in the section: “The Best Vinegar for Italian Dressing:” If using distilled vinegar, you might add a little less, or just add it to taste.
Can you use fresh herbs instead of dried? Xx
I am enjoying all your recipes. I made the Greek salad recipe….I didn’t see any Oregano in the recipe?:??? Isn’t there supposed to be oregano in Greek Salad dressing?
Thank, Jane. Yes, we didn’t use oregano in our Greek Salad Recipe but someone requested that and I am going to give it a try next time.
Hi Natasha. Love your recipes? My question is can you use fresh parsley in place of dried for the dressing? Thank you!
Hi Annette! That could work although we prefer the fresh for flavor.
Edited to add: My mistake! it is the Sea Salt, not the pepper. It just says 3/4. (In the dressing Recipe). 🙂
Can you use Miracle whip instead of Mayo?
Hi Susan, I haven’t tried this with Miracle Whip so I’m not sure how it would change the flavor profile.
Can this be refrigerated? I made it and it was absolutely delicious but when I refrigerated the rest it seemed to solidify.
Hi Sean, thank you for sharing! Yes, you can refrigerate the remaining dressing, it keeps really well in the refrigerator. If your dressing firm up with refrigeration, let it sit at room temperature 30 minutes before serving then shake vigorously to re-blend before serving.
Have a question–since there is fresh garlic in the dressing can you store it beyond two days as I thought it could be harmful to eat dressing with fresh garlic after two to three days?
Hi Pam, I have never heard that fresh garlic could be harmful. Garlic is a superfood and is really healthy for you. I store the dressing in the refrigerator.
I often make my own dressings with fresh garlic and use them upwards 5-7 days later with no issues whatsoever
Fresh garlic especially can be had on those with digestive issues. Such as IBS
Da Mayo da mayo,,,,,,,who data thought ,,,,,obviously it was you great add to my Italian heritage dressing Go Girl.
Thank you for that great review Joseph!
Used this Italian dressing recipe to dress my chickpea salad today, it took my salad to the next level! This recipe is going to be my go to for now on, thanks so much for such a delicious salad dressing.
You are very welcome, Corinne. I’m happy that you loved this dressing recipe!
I absolutely loved this dressing. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome, thanks for giving this recipe a try!
This has become a family favorite for us! I add extra toppings and a little less pasta. Oh, and that dressing!!! Soooo delicious! Thank you for sharing!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!
Wow! So easy and delicious! Makes a good amount to use and save for another day! Thanks for recipes!
You are welcome, Paula!
Hi Natasha, we dont have white wine vinegar. Can I substitute with regular vinegar?
Hi Lea, please see the note above in the section: “The Best Vinegar for Italian Dressing:”
I made this salad dressing and it is fabulous! In your video, your dressing looks yellow. Mine turned out creamy white like the colour of mayo. I did use canola oil. Could this have made the difference? Also, mine separated very quickly. Any thoughts?
Hi Karin, the color of the oil could have made the difference. Extra virgin has more of a yellow tint than canola. Also, if you use more mayo, it can turn lighter in color. The separation is normal so be sure to give it a thorough shake before using.
Love the dressing, but there is no indication of what a serving size is. Please stipulate what amount is considered a “serving”
Hi Ida, this recipe makes for 8 servings. One serving will be 1/8th of that recipe.
Yeah….This is perfect! Love it. My daughter just said we never have to buy dressing again.
That’s so awesome, Donna! Thank you for that awesome review!
Thank you for the great review!
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You’re welcome, Vera!
What do you think about replacing white wine vinegar with red wine or balsamic?
Hi Katia, I think it could work well with red wine vinegar. Balsamic could work but would give this a different flavor profile. We use balsamic in our balsamic vinaigrette for Chicken Cobb Salad.
I can’t wait to try this! Can you tell me where you got your large serving bowl? I love it!
Hi Julie, we serve the dressing straight out of the mason jar. Some of our favorite kitchen tools and serve-ware can be found here on our blog shop or our Amazon Shop here. We serve our big salads out of this large bowl here.
I’ve been watching your show for almost a year now and I make your foodies for potlucks and i watched my friends raves! You’re not only beautiful but so talented mom and wife. I truly appreciated you for sharing you’re God given talent.
Thank you so much for your support and kind words. This is really inspiring me to do better and create more recipes. I truly appreciate it!
Is it possible to substitute Miracle Whip instead of using mayonnaise? We like the bit extra zing and I believe it would pair well.
Hi Holli I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
I have already made so many of your dishes. Thank you. My wife loves it and I love cooking.
Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m all smiles
Hi Natasha i love you and your Cooking show , i also tried some of your recipes too
Thank you for that wonderful compliment! You’re so nice.
Can I substitute regular white vinegar? Thanks!
Hi Trisha, I have notes on using white vinegar in the recipe above. I hope you love the recipe!
It looks delicious, will try it, but wondering if I could substitute the oil with something else.
Hi Barb, I have some oil substitutions in the notes above. I hope that helps.
haven’t tried this one but how about a creamy garlic or romano like pizza hut used to serve years ago?
Thank you so much for that suggestion, Mary! I’ll have to add that to my list.
I love homemade dressing! This Italian dressing was fantastic.
Isn’t it amazing! Thank you for stopping by Laura!
This was amazing! So much better than the bottles you buy in the store.
I’m so glad you enjoyed that Stephanie! That’s so great!
Yummy! Italian dressing is one of my favorites. This looks super easy to make.
It is so good! I hope you try it soon!