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The best homemade Italian dressing in a clear jar with a spoon on a white plate.

The Best Homemade Italian Dressing Recipe

I couldn't live in a world without homemade Italian Dressing. It's quick, easy, and works delicious magic on anything from baby greens to a plate of homegrown tomatoes. So much better than Olive Garden, and not a filler or artificial ingredient in sight. 
Course Pantry
Cuisine American, Italian
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 8 servings (2 tbsp each)
Calories 140kcal


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove minced fresh garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard, basil, oregano, parsley, and garlic powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper (I like 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper). Store covered in the refrigerator.


Calories: 140kcal