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I make everything from scratch because not only is it cheaper and healthier, it also tastes better!
And it really is not a lot of work to make your own homemade dressing! I never buy bottled dressing, especially not Italian, which is so easy to make at home, and can be stored in the fridge for a long, long time.
Here's how I make the most perfect zesty Italian dressing. This is delicious on salads, but is also delicious as a sauce on chicken, on pasta salad, or mixed with egg for breading different foods, such as shnitzel.
Zesty Italian Dressing RecipeIngredients
1 cup of the vinegar (any type is fine, whether ACV, wine vinegar, rice vinegar, etc...)
1 1/3 cup of olive oil or other oil (I usually do half olive oil, half cheaper oil)
2 tablespoons of water
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon honey, white sugar, or sucanat
1 tablespoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoons salt
1. Pour ingredients into a glass jar or bottle with a cover. You may need to use a funnel, in which case pour the dry things in first before the liquids.
2. Cover and shake well.
3. Use, or refrigerate for months and months.
P.S. If you leave out one or two of the spices, it'll still taste terrific.
P.P.S. The texture is exactly like the bought stuff.
Here are some other homemade condiment recipes to save you money
Homemade Vegan Mayonnaise (Soy Free)
Homemade Tahini Dressing (And a Vegan Falafel Recipe)
Homemade Healthy Ketchup
Homemade Healthy Vinegar
Here's Some Money Saving Salad Tips and Recipes:
Homemade French Dressing
How to Make the Perfect Salad Out of Just About Anything
Mock Tuna Salad
Sprouted Lentil and Tomato Salad
Dilly Beet and Carrot Salad
Easy Beet Salad
Russian Carrot Salad
Korean Turnip Salad
Do you make homemade italian dressing? What is in yours?