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Homemade Creamy Italian Dressing

This homemade creamy Italian dressing is tangy, so flavorful, and super simple. With just a few staple ingredients, you have a quick and easy dressing to add to your favorite salad dishes.

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This homemade creamy Italian dressing is super easy to make. Sure, store-bought dressing is perfectly fine but I think homemade dressings have so much more flavor. If you have these basic ingredients at home, and have a couple extra minutes to spare, I promise you'll never want to buy Italian dressing from the store again. You can use this dressing to brighten up your favorite simple salad recipe, or try it on my Easy High Protein Pasta Salad.

Homemade Creamy Italian Dressing

  • 1/4 C light mayo

  • 3 TBSP. apple cider vinegar

  • 2 TBSP. olive oil

  • 2 TBSP. plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

  • 1/2 tsp. basil

  • 1/2 tsp. thyme

  • 1/2 tsp. oregano

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  1. In a food processor, blend all dressing ingredients together on medium speed until well combined.

Servings: Makes ~3/4 C of dressing

Macros per serving (2 TBSP.) : 99 cals | 11g fat | 0g carbs | 0g protein

How long will this dressing last?

Store this dressing in the fridge for up to one week. Make sure to shake the dressing thoroughly before re-serving as some of the ingredients may separate.

Can I use a different vinegar for the dressing?

Absolutely! Many dressings use different types of vinegars and honestly, almost any type of vinegar will work for this recipe. Here are some substitutions:

  • Balsamic vinegar - balsamic has a similar fruity undertone to apple cider vinegar, but it's sharper and sweeter.

  • White wine vinegar - white wine vinegar has a fairly neutral flavor. To mimic the fruitiness that apple cider vinegar has, add ¼ teaspoon of citrus fruit juice for every tablespoon of white wine vinegar used.

  • Lemon juice - lemon juice is naturally tart and acidic, making it a great substitute for apple cider vinegar.

Recipes & meals to add this dressing to:

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