Homemade Italian Dressing

Super simple to make, and FULL of flavor, this Homemade Italian Dressing recipe is my “go to” when I want to make a quick “from scratch” salad dressing. Homemade Italian Dressing / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I found this recipe years and years ago (can’t remember where), and wrote it down on a 3×5 card. The only writing on the index card other than the recipe is my description: “GOOD!”  Seriously… start to finish, this tasty salad dressing took less than 5 minutes to make… and as an added bonus… there are no weird “shelf-stabilizing” ingredients in it (with names I can’t pronounce) to be found… just some basic ingredients and spices I always have in my home. Can’t beat that!

Here’s how you make this lickety-split!:

Measure the oil, lemon juice and white vinegar into a bowl. To that, add the dry ingredients (salt, sugar, dry mustard, onion powder, paprika, oregano, thyme), and 2 minced garlic cloves. Whisk the ingredients together until sugar and salt have dissolved and mixture is fully blended.

Homemade Italian Dressing / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Once blended, the mixture will look like this (a bit red, thanks to the paprika!):

Homemade Italian Dressing / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Pour the salad dressing into a bottle or jar. I pour it through a funnel for less spills.

Homemade Italian Dressing / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Put a lid on the bottle and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, so the flavors can become fully incorporated. Shake the salad dressing well, before serving.

Homemade Italian Dressing / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
That’s IT!!! I think it took longer to write this blog post than it did to make this delicious salad dressing. Hope you’ll give it a try. I think you will really like it!

Homemade Italian Dressing / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Source: unknown

Homemade Italian Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
A quick and easy homemade Italian salad dressing... takes about 5 minutes to make, from start to finish!
Category: Salad Dressing
Servings: 1 1/2 cups
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  1. Measure oil, lemon juice and vinegar into bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients. Whisk well to fully combine. Pour into a container that can be sealed well. Refrigerate salad dressing for at least 2 hours for BEST flavor.
  2. Shake bottle well, before serving.
  3. Serve, and enjoy!






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