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Homemade Italian dressing

    Homemade Italian Dressing

    How to make a homemade Italian dressing? It is a classic condiment that has been enjoyed for generations. This tangy and flavorful dressing is perfect for salads, marinades, and even as a dipping sauce. While store-bought Italian dressing is readily available, making your own at home is not only easy, but also allows you to customize the flavors to your liking. In this article, we will discuss how to make homemade Italian dressing that is easy, delicious, and versatile.

    1. Insalata – Salad
    2. Olio – Oil
    3. Aceto di vino rosso – Red wine vinegar
    4. Senape di Digione – Dijon mustard
    5. Origano – Oregano
    6. Basilico – Basil
    7. Aglio – Garlic
    8. Cipolla – Onion
    9. Sale – Salt
    10. Pepe – Pepper
    11. Salsa – Dressing/Sauce
    12. Condimento – Condiment
    13. Aromi – Herbs/Spices
    14. Ricetta – Recipe
    15. Fatto in casa – Homemade
    16. Personalizzato – Customized
    17. Conservare – Store
    18. Gusto – Flavor
    19. Sapore – Taste

    Ingredients for the recipe:

    • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


    1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, and Dijon mustard until well combined.
    2. Add the dried oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to incorporate all the spices into the dressing.
    3. Taste the dressing and adjust the seasonings to your liking. If you prefer a tangier dressing, add more red wine vinegar. If you prefer a spicier dressing, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
    4. Store the dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. The flavors will continue to meld and intensify over time.


    • For a creamier Italian dressing, add 1-2 tablespoons of mayonnaise or Greek yogurt to the recipe.
    • Use a high-quality extra-virgin olive oil for the best flavor.
    • You can substitute fresh herbs for the dried herbs in this recipe. Just double the amount of fresh herbs called for.
    • This recipe makes about 3/4 cup of dressing. Adjust the quantities accordingly if you need to make more or less.


    Making homemade Italian dressing is a simple way to elevate the flavor of any dish. With just a few ingredients and some basic pantry staples, you can create a dressing that is fresher and more flavorful than any store-bought version. This dressing is perfect for salads, marinades, and dipping sauces. Experiment with different variations and find your perfect blend of herbs and spices. Once you taste the difference between homemade and store-bought Italian dressing, you may never go back to the pre-made version again. I can help you with learning how to make the dressing using the Italian language.

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