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Italian Dressing
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4.41 from 15 votes

Italian Dressing

My Italian dressing is oil-free and full of whole foods. Unlike store-bought dressing, this Italian dressing recipe is so delicious, you will never buy store-bought dressing again.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Sauces, Dips & Dressings
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 38kcal


  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 Tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ green pepper minced
  • ½ red onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced


  • Mince the garlic, red onion, and green pepper.
  • Chop the parsley and basil.
  • Add all the ingredients in a bowl or measuring cup and whisk together.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for an hour before servings, so the flavors enhance.
  • Serve on your favorite salad, or pasta, marinate veggies for grilling, or use a sandwich dressing.
  • This dressing will be fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  • Using fresh herbs gives the dressing a more full-bodied flavor.
  • Fresh lemon juice is also preferred compared to bottled juice.
  • Combining the two different kinds of vinegar is essential to reaching the depth of flavor.
  • Serve this dressing in a pasta salad, Italian chopped salad, Panzanella salad, or Italian farro salad.
  • Try this dressing to marinate vegetables for the grill or vegetable kabobs.
  • Do not blend the dressing; it should be chunky for the best flavors.


Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg