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45 degree shot of Italian dressing in a small jar with a spoon

Italian Dressing

This Italian Dressing is made with classic Italian herbs and fresh garlic mingle with citrusy lemon juice, smooth Dijon mustard and tangy red wine vinegar. This ultra flavorful condiment is like never before and perfect for elevating all your salads! Vegan, gluten-free, low carb, paleo and easily keto and Whole30 compliant. 

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade italian dressing, italian salad dressing, zesty italian dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 73 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1/3 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup for keto, sub with coconut flower nectar, Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup, honey if not vegan or preferred liquid sweetener. Omit or use date syrup for Whole30
  • 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning or ⅓ tsp each of dried oregano & basil and ¼ tsp each of dried rosemary and thyme
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 large garlic clove minced, or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder or 1 small shallot or ¼ small red onion, very finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or to taste


  1. Add all the ingredients for the dressing in a medium jar or to a bowl. Shake or whisk until combined. Alternatively, add to a small food processor or a high-speed blender and puree until smooth.

    Top view of ingredients to make Italian salad dressing (lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oil, mustard, garlic and dried herbs) in a glass jar
  2. Adjust any seasoning to taste, then chill in the fridge until ready to use.

    Top view of blended zesty Italian dressing in a glass jar with a whisk
  3. Store any leftovers in a resealable jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Shake well before using.

    Side view of Italian dressing in a small jar with a spoon

Recipe Notes

How to Store 

You can keep this dressing chilled in the fridge for up to 1 week. Be sure to store it in an airtight container or resealable jar. Give it a good shake or stir before using it to re-combine all of the ingredients.

How to freeze:

Salad dressings generally don't freeze well, as the ingredients tend to separate while they thaw. 

But if you'd like to do some experimentation, try freezing small portions in an ice cube tray for up to 1 month, thawing them out in the fridge and mixing/shaking the thawed mixture very well before using.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.