This recipe for Fresh Herb Italian Dressing is light, refreshing and packed with flavour.
I love growing fresh herbs, preferably outdoors in my garden, but up here in Canada that would eliminate growing fresh herbs for about 8 months of the year! So during our winter months I grow them in small containers that sit by my kitchen window. Although the herbs don't grow as well as they do outdoors, it is still better than buying store bought fresh cut herbs that never last more than a couple of days. Fresh Herb Italian Dressing is great to serve with my Cucumber Salad Bites.
Growing your own herb garden is perfect for having fresh snipped herbs always on hand for making your own dressings. For this recipe I blended a combination of basil, oregano, thyme and Italian parsley. A fine quality olive oil is a must and well worth a few extra dollars when making homemade dressings.
Fresh Herb Italian Dressing
Homemade Fresh Herb Italian Dressing is light, refreshing and packed with flavour.
- ¾ cup fine quality Olive Oil
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon fresh finely chopped basil
- 2 tablespoon fresh finely chopped Italian Parsley
- 2 teaspoon fresh finely chopped oregano
- 1 teaspoon fresh finely chopped thyme
- 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 pinches fresh ground pepper
- Mix all ingredients together in bowl and whisk to combine. A small jar also works well.
- Combine all ingredients together and shake well.
- Allow at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavour of the herbs to infuse the oil.
- Serve with your favourite salad greens.
Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 84mgPotassium: 3mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 65IUVitamin C: 1.4mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.2mg
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I used this as a marinade for grilled portabella mushrooms. I drained the excess, grilled them gill side down, and added Allouette garlic and herb cheese and melted it. RAVE reviews!!!
Hi Jen, I need to try it on portabella mushrooms, sounds yummy!
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