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Homemade Italian Dressing

Yield: Approximately 1 cup
Homemade Italian Dressing
Zippy, zesty Homemade Italian Dressing is delicious on salads and makes an excellent marinade...plus it's all-natural and easy to make!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar OR red wine vinegar OR a combo of the two (Bragg's ACV)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey (optinal)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan (lactose free or non dairy)
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • I usually use italian seasoning.
Directions
  1. Measure all ingredients into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously until well-blended and emulsified. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if necessary. (Alternatively, you may whisk ingredients together in a bowl, process ingredients in a mini food processor, or blend them in a blender.) Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator; allow to come to room temperature and shake well before using.
Tips, Tricks, & Variations
The honey mellows out the acidity of the dressing, but you may add more or less, to taste.

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