Why spend money on store-bought salad dressings when you can make your own? This easy Italian vinaigrette is delicious on salads and subs, and costs only pennies to make!
I make a lot of my salad dressings now, mostly because it’s so easy, it’s cheaper than buying bottled dressing, and I can control what goes in it. You can certainly find gluten free/dairy free/allergy free dressings in the store, but they are often more expensive and they do usually have some kind of additives or preservatives in because they need to have a long shelf life.
Making salad dressing is so easy and I think that the flavor is really much better than the store bought varieties. This easy Italian vinaigrette requires just six ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Just put them in a jar with a lid, give it a good shake, and boom! Homemade Italian vinaigrette that’s perfect for your next salad or submarine sandwich.
Easy Italian Vinaigrette.
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- optional: pinch or two of red pepper flakes for a zesty version
Pour all the ingredients in the jar with a tight fitting lid.
Put the lid on and give it a good shake for a minute to combine the ingredients.
Enjoy on salads or sandwiches.
This Italian vinaigrette is perfect on simple or fancy salads, and is also really good on sandwiches or subs. You can also experiment with the type of vinegar you use and the amount of spices.
Once you start making your own dressings, it’s kind of addictive – you’ll want to keep coming up with new flavor combinations!