Learn to make vinaigrette from scratch and you’ll always have a delicious salad just a moment away! And my Zesty Italian Vinaigrette is a fabulous recipe to get started with!
This zesty homemade Italian dressing recipe is full of flavor and so easy to have ready in your refrigerator all Summer long!
Making this homemade Italian dressing is incredibly simple. The flavor is zesty and bright, full of garlic, wine vinegar, and balanced with a touch of sweetener. Then of course it’s mixed together with extra virgin olive oil to form a creamy emulsion.
It’s also got a touch of Dijon mustard added in to give a little more zing. Feel free to throw in some dried or fresh herbs if you have them on hand. It’s hard to ruin this recipe!
Here’s a list of additions that go well in a Zesty Italian Vinaigrette:
- Lemon zest
- Lemon Balm
- Minced shallots
NAN’S TIP: Adding Dijon mustard to a salad dressing aids in the thickening or “emulsion” of the vinaigrette.
LEARN TO MAKE VINAIGRETTE FROM SCRATCH
If you want to learn the basics of how to make any vinaigrette from scratch, then check out this fabulous article!
It will give you all the basics you need to start making your own salad dressings at home!
Read the article here: Master Lesson – Learn to make vinaigrette from scratch
YOU’RE NOT ON THE LIST YET? Why not join in on the fun!
There’s always something fabulous happening here at Ingredients For A Fabulous Life, you don’t want to miss out, do you?
Join the IFAFL Email Subscriber List to get instant access to the IFAFL Resource Library and receive our twice-weekly emails. Just fill out the form below and you’ll have exclusive access to all the FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS.
Come join the gang in our Facebook group and get in on the gabfest at, The Fab Life! That’s where we show off our triumphs and share our pursuit of “the good life” with each other all week long.
- 2 Tbsp. white or red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1 tsp. minced garlic or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. each dried oregano, dried thyme, and dried basil
- 1/2 tsp. tarragon (optional)
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
- 6 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until full emulsified. Store in refrigerator for up to 14 days.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 96Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 180mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 0g
Servings are approximate, therefore calories counts must be adjusted accordingly.