Homemade Italian Dressing Recipe

Homemade Italian Dressing

Homemade Italian Dressing Pin
Homemade Italian Dressing

I recently made a recipe that required Italian dressing. A quick scan of the pantry and fridge turned out to be pointless.

No italian dressing!

I called a friend for her recipe hoping I had all the spices needed. She gave me her homemade Italian dressing recipe and I scanned my spice cabinet as she read off the list of ingredients.


I had everything I needed.

This dressing is TASTY! It tastes even better after it’s had some time in the fridge.

NOTE: It’s a teensy bit salty. I like that, but you might not. Use a bit less salt if you aren’t a fan of salty stuff!

Homemade Italian Dressing Recipe

Homemade Italian Dressing


Homemade Italian Dressing


  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt


Mix all the ingredients together and shake it up in an airtight container.

To make the dressing, pour 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup olive oil and 2 tablespoons of water together in a container. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of your mix. Store in the fridge.

My friend uses canola oil for her Italian Dressing, but I prefer cold pressed olive oil.


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  1. Silvia says

    Wow! I also happen to have all these spices in my pantry, so I will definitely try this to dress a salad or in a chicken skillet recipe. Do you know how long can I keep it without it going bad? Does it last like a bought dressing, because of the vinegar?

  2. Sofia says

    Hi! I love this sauce but I’ve always used the bought one. Having said this, I’m looking forward to try it! However, I’d like to ask you how long do you keep in the fridge? Thank you!

  3. heather says

    I made this last night and when I took it from the fridge this morning it was solid. How do you keep the oil from solidifying? (Fyi, I used California Ranch olive oil, which I thought was ‘ real’ olive oil.)

    • says

      Oil will solidify in the fridge as a rule. Set it out on the counter for about 30 minutes and shake shake shake! It’s fine. Enjoy it!

  4. Rachael says

    I am using this for a tri-color rotini pasta salad. The 2 Tbsps. of the seasoning mix combined with the oil, vinegar and water makes the perfect amount of Italian dressing for a 12. oz box of rotini. And, this is yummy Italian dressing without the man-made preservatives :)


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