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Once I realized that all the salad dressings on God’s green earth contain sugar I set out to create a few that don’t. Okay, yes I’m aware that there are exceptions. But they tend to be expensive and I’m definitely Team Let’s Make What We Can at Home.

So here we are making this Easy Homemade Italian Dressing.

When I say it’s easy I mean it’s really easy, friends. Everything goes in a jar and you give a shake. That’s it. No cooking, no chopping, no blending, no nothing.

You probably already have all these ingredients which means you can quickly whip up a jar of this stuff whenever you want it. That’s my kind of recipe.

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All the ingredients are clean. No junk. No artificial anything. Just the good stuff.

And this dress is Whole30 compliant, gluten free, and dairy free! More good news, right?

For those of you on Whole30 wondering about the white or red wine vinegar in here… Yes, you can have it! You can find that out for yourself on the Whole30 website if you like.

Make it and pour it on a salad or use it as a marinade. (I recommend using it in this Italian Marinated Chicken and these Italian Marinated Chicken Lettuce Wraps.)

Today feels like a good day to make some Easy Homemade Italian Dressing, doesn’t it? Give it a try and let me know what you think. If you don’t use it all right away just refrigerate the remainder and shake it up again when you’re ready to use.

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Easy Homemade Italian Dressing

This Easy Homemade Italian Dressing is so tasty and simple! Plus it's Whole30, gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free. Perfect on salads or as a marinade!


  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • Add all ingredients to a jar, place the lid on the jar, and give it a good shake!
  • Just like with all vinegar based dressing you'll need to shake it up again before pouring to eliminate separation.


Serving: 2tbsp, Calories: 183kcal, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 221mg, Potassium: 4mg, Vitamin A: 35IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Make this and love it? If you share it on Instagram tag me and I’ll come check it out!

Interested in another Whole30, dairy free, sugar free, and gluten free dressing? I have more you may want to try! How about my Easy Ranch Dressing, Blueberry Dressing, Strawberry Basil Dressing, or Cilantro Citrus Vinaigrette?

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