Italian dressing is easy to make.
With a handful of pantry ingredients, you can make a delightfully zesty homemade Italian dressing. One that’s free of unnecessary preservatives, food coloring, and other unhealthy additives.
And it’s very versatile.
This vinaigrette dressing is great on your mixed greens. But wait, there’s more…
Because it has the perfect blend of acid and fat, it’s a great marinade for tenderizing chicken. Also, the aromatics and spices add a punch of flavor.
Enjoy it on a sandwich in lieu of mayonnaise. Or, serve it as a savory dipping sauce for cut veggies and artichokes.
Use it as a base dressing for pasta, rice, and potato salads. We love it on our Easy Italian Pasta Salad.
Try vinegar variations.
This recipe uses a good quality red wine vinegar. Because it’s inexpensive and widely available, it’s a terrific choice for this recipe.
Balsamic vinegar is a great choice for a sweeter dressing.
Be bold with extra ingredients.
For a cheesy dressing, add 1-2 tablespoons of fresh parmesan or romano. Or add 1 teaspoon of capers for extra tang.
1-2 tablespoons of chopped sun-dried tomatoes add a deep, sweet note.
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