Homemade Italian Dressing
This super simple and easy homemade italian dressing mix is so tasty and so simple that you will never buy store bought dressing again! You can keep this italian dressing mix in your pantry and whip up fresh italian dressing whenever you want!
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
- 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.
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?
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!
Pam @ Hodge Podge Moments says
This looks like exactly what I was looking for! How long will it keep in the fridge?
I usually make it up as we use it. So I would say probably a few days, but I have not tried it longer than a day or so.
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.)
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!
Couldn’t you just omit the water and then not have to worry about this going bad?
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 🙂
Jacquelyn Stimson says
Mixed this up this week and I am so pleased! What a great spice blend! I am going to mention it in a post if that is okay with you? I will link back to your page!
Generally, all dressings will last in a fridge for maybe a month or more depending on the vinegar and salt content. Mayo based, not so long. I’ve had homade BBQ sauce, pasta sauce canned for over a year in the pantry. My evoo and basalmic vinegar dressings have lasted over 6 months.
My go to Italian salad dressing recipe. It’s delicious. I thought the oregano was too overpowering and felt it left a strong after taste so just took it down to 1 TBSP and I find it better. Made this just now for a New Years Day dinner. Thank you