Homemade Italian Vinaigrette

This homemade Italian vinaigrette (on the right in the photo) is my favorite salad dressing. It looks great and tastes great and it is so easy to make. I sometimes find that store-bought dressings can be a bit too vinegary. The beauty of making my own versions at home is that I can easily adjust the amount of vinegar. This has the right balance of vinegar and spices. I love it.

Homemade Catalina and Italian Salad DressingsThis homemade Italian vinaigrette gets better with time as the flavors ‘get happy’. I like to give the dried spices time to flavor the dressing. Shown on the left is my homemade Catalina dressing.

Homemade Italian Vinaigrette

Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper diced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onions
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients into a pint Mason jar and shake well.

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