This homemade Italian dressing from scratch is so delicious, you'll want to put it on everything.
Mix up the base and keep it stored in the pantry. When ready to make a batch, add oil, vinegar and water; it's ready to go.
CREAMY ITALIAN DRESSING FROM SCRATCH
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 TBS water
2 tsp white sugar
1 tsp garlic, minced
1-1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
2 TBS freshly grated parmesan cheese
Combine all ingredients and whisk until well incorporated. Pour into a glass bottle and refrigerate overnight before using. Shake well before serving.
This is the recipe that you can make ahead and store in the pantry until you need it.
DRY ITALIAN DRESSING MIX
1 TBS onion powder
2 TBS oregano
1 TBS dried parsley
1 tsp dried basil
1 TBS white sugar
1 TBS kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp dried celery leaves or flakes
Mix ingredients together and store in a tightly closed container in a cool and dry place.
To make salad dressing:
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 cup canola oil
2 TBS water
2 TBS Italian Dressing Mix (above)
Shake well and chill the night before you use it.