This homemade, creamy Italian dressing recipe is not only dairy free, but delicious too! It’s so easy to make that you’ll never want to get store bought again. It’s truly the best! Makes about 1 cup.
Why I love this Italian dressing recipe
Salad dressings can make or break a salad and a homemade dressing, no matter how simple it is, is worth the extra effort. It makes such a difference that we have pretty much stopped buy salad dressing all together (with the exception of a few bottled favorites).
This creamy Italian dressing is the best because it’s naturally dairy free, and still super creamy and flavorful. It’s perfect for our favorite Italian chopped salad or for a side salad to serve with any of your favorite dinners.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this homemade Italian dressing
How to make creamy Italian dressing
There isn’t much to making this dressing recipe. You literally just whisk the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Then adjust the seasoning with salt & pepper to taste.
If you really want to save on clean up time, you could even make the dressing right in the mason jar you plan to store it in.
Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve the dressing with your favorite salad.
FAQ’s and tips for making homemade Italian dressing
This creamy Italian dressing is best used within the week. I wouldn’t let it last too long simply because fresh is always best.
This recipe is not vegan because mayo is made with eggs, however, you could switch it out for vegan mayo and make the recipe vegan with that simple little switch.
I highly recommend that you don’t. It won’t be pretty, smooth, or anything like what you’ve come to enjoy. Instead, make a half batch if you don’t think you can enjoy a full one before it’s no longer good. Then you won’t have nearly as much waste on your hands.
More dressing recipes worth trying
- Japanese salad dressing
- Homemade thousand island dressing
- Dairy free ranch dressing
- Creamy chipotle dressing
- Ginger dressing
More Italian recipes that you’ll love
- Italian chopped salad
- Minestrone soup
- Pasta with sausage and peppers
- Italian sausage stuffed shells
- Pumpkin pasta with Italian sausage
This homemade, creamy Italian dressing recipe is not only dairy free, but delicious too! It’s so easy to make that you’ll never want to get store bought again. It’s truly the best!
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Gently, whisk until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt & pepper, to taste.
- Transfer to a container and refrigerate until ready to use.
Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Melissa Belanger