5 Minute Homemade Italian Dressing

Forget the store-bought, bottled stuff! Create your own homemade Italian dressing in only 5 minutes! Preservative free and loaded with flavor! Perfect as a topper for crunchy greens or as a marinade for chicken or grilled veggies!
Course Dressing/Marinade
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 43 kcal
Author Mila Furman


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup good olive extra virgin oil the fruity smelling kind
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 cloves minced garlic on a microplane
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried onion
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes depending on how spicy you like it feel free to add more
  • 1/4 of an entire red pepper finely diced as per instructions


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mason jar and shake, shake, shake!
  2. Use on vegetables, chicken or fish as a marinade or just as a simple dressing.
  3. Keep in the fridge for two weeks.
Nutrition Facts
5 Minute Homemade Italian Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 43 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.