Recipe Collection: Simple Italian Salad Dressing |

Recipe Collection: Simple Italian Salad Dressing

admin September 29, 2011

Written by Kate Tietje and updated by Sarena-Rae Santos in November of 2023. 

I’ve played with many different salad dressing recipes over the years and found many I like.  This recipe is the easiest because it has few ingredients, comes together quickly, and doesn’t need refrigeration.  Another favorite dressing of mine is Caesar, and I shared the recipe in my blog, Caesar Salad.

This simple Italian dressing recipe has been my go-to for decades.  So much so that even my older kids have learned how to make it.  My 10-year-old (as of 2022) Jacob is especially partial to this dressing and makes it for us often.  If it’s easy enough for him, why not share it with you?  Maybe even your kids will learn how to make it!

Recipe Collection: Simple Italian Salad Dressing

This recipe makes 4 – 6 servings.


  • 2 cloves garlic, grated on a microplane grater (basically like pulp or minced)
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raw red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil


Step 1: Add all ingredients to an 8-oz glass mason jar and shake well to combine.  (Yes, it’s that fast!)

Serve over any type of salad.

Simple Italian Salad Dressing

A deliciously simple Italian salad dressing recipe made from real food ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian


  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 c. raw red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c. avocado oil


  • Add all ingredients to an 8-oz glass mason jar and shake well to combine.

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  1. This was lovely, I have always had a hard time getting them to taste just right but this was perfect and so easy….I used it on a greek style salad.


  2. I have been making this recipe for a few months now and my husband and 2 and 5 year olds love it! I love its so much healthier than store bought! I double the recipe and it almost fills a normal sized salad dressing bottle. I store it in the cupboard, not the fridge, it congealed when I put it in the fridge:)


  3. […] take 5 minutes, maybe less, to make up a bottle of salad dressing!  I have a go-to recipe for a simple Italian-style vinaigrette I make […]


  4. I may have accidentally deleted my comment…

    How long will this dressing last? (Meaning how long before it goes bad, not how long until we devour it. :))


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