Italian Dressing made with red wine vinegar is the perfect homemade salad dressing! It’s an easy recipe loaded with flavor that is a fast fix for anyone who wants to take their salad to the next level of flavor.

italian dressing bottle on a tableHomemade Italian Salad Dressing Recipe

Forget those Italian dressing seasoning packets and make your own homemade Italian dressing. This is perfect for a fresh green salad and has quickly become one of my favorite salad dressings.

You can build up a giant delicious salad or use this sparingly on a simple side salad recipe as well. It’s great for leftover dressing, too to have for your next meal as well.

This can also be a great marinade for grilled chicken to give it a deeper flavor and taste!

So many fun options to use this easy homemade Italian dressing recipe!

(For something a little richer, try my coleslaw dressing recipe.)

Zesty Italian Dressing

Don’t forget that this pairs well with parmesan cheese as a topping as well as black pepper, fresh herbs, bell peppers, and other delicious and fresh ingredients, too. The Italian seasoning flavor really adds another level of taste to green salads.

italian dressing ingredientsIngredients needed to make this easy dressing recipe

  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Red pepper flakes – This can be optional if you don’t want to add in the spice.
  • Fresh parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

dressing being whisked in a bowlHow to make this simple vinaigrette dressing

Just a few simple steps are all you’ll need to make this easy salad dressing.

Step 1

Mix the seasoning and cheese in a small bowl.

Step 2

Whisk in the vinegar and oil until combined.

Step 3

Put the dressing into a jar with a lid.

Step 4

Put in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.

italian dressing in a bottle on a tableFAQS

What happens if the dressing separates in the fridge?

No worries! Just give it a quick shake and it should be good as new!

How do I store leftover dressing?

All you need to do is store the leftover dressing in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. As long as it has a tight seal, it should be good to go to stay fresh!

Can you freeze this salad dressing?

Due to the ingredients, this would not do well frozen. The best bet for this recipe is to make it and keep it nice and cool in the fridge.

If you’re a fan of salads, make certain to check out some of my other salad recipes as well! There is always room at the dinner table for a salad to be added!

This simple salad dressing recipe is great for the summer months! Add a few healthy greens to your diet this year!

If you’re looking for even more delicious dressings, here are some of my favorites!

Italian Dressing

Italian Dressing made with red wine vinegar is the perfect homemade salad dressing! It's an easy homemade recipe loaded with flavor!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning homemade or store bought
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese finely grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, mix seasonings and cheese
  • Slowly whisk in vinegar and oil until well combined
  • Transfer dressing to jar with a lid
  • Chill for at least 2 hours before using
  • Store in refrigerator
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