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salad with Italian Vinaigrette dressing drizzled over a salad

Homemade Italian Vinaigrette Dressing

This Homemade Italian Vinaigrette Dressing is the best, classic combination of simple ingredients. Grab your extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and a few spices for this quick dressing you can drizzle on just about anything.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword homemade Italian dressing, homemade Italian vinaigrette, Italian vinaigrette
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 49kcal



  • Combine the ingredients in bowl or measuring cup.
  • Taste repeatedly and adjust the spices to suit your taste if necessary.


  • I tested the homemade Italian dressing using both red and white vinegar. I noticed a subtle difference, but it wasn't too major. The red wine vinegar had a little more of a bite to it. You can like likely reduce it some with more lemon juice or sweetener/sugar. Overall, I felt like white vinegar works best and you are more likely to have it on hand using it for other things.
  • Adjust the sugar or sweetener to taste or omit it if you wish. It helps balance out the tanginess from the vinegar.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 49kcal | Fat: 5g