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The BEST Italian Salad Dressing— perfect for chopped salads, marinades and more! This tangy Italian salad dressing is so much better and healthier than bottled dressing.
This easy, tangy Italian salad dressing is better than just about anything you can pick up at the store, and takes just minutes to whisk together. No special equipment necessary; simply throw all of the ingredients in a mason jar and shake until combined. No cooking, no chopping and no blending!
One of the best reasons to make your own salad dressing? It’s a fraction of what you’ll pay in a bottled version, especially a healthier dressing that contains quality extra-virgin olive oil and minimal sweetness. You can also scale up or scale down to what you need. You probably have all of these ingredients on hand already, so you can quickly whip up a jar of this tangy Italian salad dressing whenever you want it. How easy is that?
I’ve made a lot of salad dressings over the years and this combination is hands down my favorite. The secret is the peppadew peppers! They add great tang to this recipe. If you can’t find them, then you can sub in chopped red bell pepper instead or jarred roasted red bell pepper.
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Place any leftover dressing in an airtight container with a lid. I love a mason jar as it has a tight fighting lid with a seal. It will keep in the fridge for 10-12 days. As it doesn’t contain any emulsifiers and will separate over time, you’ll need to shake it before using.
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The BEST Italian Salad Dressing– perfect for chopped salads, marinades and more! So much better and healthier than bottled dressing, a much save.
This dressing is fantastic alongside your favorite salad especially my Italian Chopped Salad!
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