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Classic Creamy Italian Salad Dressing

This Classic Creamy Italian Salad Dressing recipe is one for the books! It's packed with delicious herbs and makes the perfect creamy addition to any garden salad! And it's SO easy to make and healthy too!

Course Appetizer, Salad, Salad Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American, Healthy, Italian
Keyword Classic Italian Salad Dressing, Creamy Italian Salad Dressing, Healthy Italian Salad Dressing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 197 kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup good quality olive oil
  • 1/2 cup natural, high-quality mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a few tablespoons of water (ONLY IF NEEDED to thin the dressing out a little bit)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large mason jar and shake very well until combined. Store in the fridge for a few hours before serving, or serve immediately over your favourite garden salad.

  2. Shake well before serving.

  3. If the dressing is too thick, simply add water one teaspoon at a time to thin it out to the desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

This salad dressing keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days, so make it a day or two ahead of serving to save time!

If you prefer to make salad dressing without mayonnaise, simply substitute the mayonnaise in this recipe for 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and shake very well (or blend for best results).

 

Nutrition Facts
Classic Creamy Italian Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.