Best Homemade Dijon Italian Salad Dressing

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This easy homemade Dijon Italian Salad Dressing will easily be a fast family favorite. Just a few simple fresh ingredients you’ll understand why homemade salad dressing is by far better than any restaurant or store-bought kind. Move over Caesar Salad; say hello to yummy Dijon Italian Salad Dressing!

Dijon Italian Salad Dressing , rosemary, lemon, garlic, whisk
Dijon Italian Salad Dressing goes with anything, not just Italians:)

Dijon Italian Dressing is so easy to whip together!

I usually don’t write down my famous (LOL) Italian Salad Dressing but I made an exception this time. Thought I better start writing these things down before I get to old to remember what I did, LOL!

You start with these ingredients:

  • Olive Oil (you can use any oil you have on hand)
  • White Balsamic Vinegar… In this house we don’t like dressing to tangy so I used 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar to 1/2 cup olive oil. Of course, you can adjust this to taste. If it’s still makes you pucker up and squint then add more oil. 
  • Dijon Mustard (I use Koops) It’s organic, easy to find and Whole 30 Approved!
  • Garlic
  • Fresh Rosemary and thyme (from my garden)
  • Lemon juice 
  • Salt
  • The secret ingredient…green olive juice (can be added in any amount your taste buds prefer)
Olive oil, lemon, garlic, thyme, whisk on a cutting board

That’s it!

You pretty much blend everything up in a single-serve blender and let it sit in the fridge until you’re ready to use it! Made with fresh, organic ingredients you can both pronounce and spell!! Win, Win!!

Close up of Dijon Italian Salad Dressing in a mason jar with garlic, lemon, whisk, rosemary
Keep it in a mason jar for easy measuring

Uses for Italian Dressing:

If you’re not in the mood for a big healthy salad you can always use the Dijon Italian Salad Dressing as:

  • a chicken marinade 
  • a dip for an antipasti plate, veggie platter or Pizza
  • use as a delicious pasta sauce
  • Use on a plain avocado slice
  • Or just eat it by spoonfuls!!!

Salad Extras to Include in Your Big Italian Mob Salad:

  • Pepperonis, Salami, Canadian Bacon, Regular Bacon, Ham
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Peperoncino Peppers
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Capers
  • Mozzarella and/or Parmesan Cheese
  • Anchovies
  • Croutons

How Long Does It Stay Fresh in the Fridge?

It should keep a couple of weeks in the fridge…that is if it’s not eaten up first!


Dijon Italian Dressing

A bright, fresh tasting spin on Italian Dressing
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, dinner, holiday, lunch, Main Course, meatless Monday, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 10
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar or to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or any preferred oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2-3 cloves garlic or to taste
  • 1/4 lemon, squeezed or to taste
  • 4 Tbls juice from green olive jar or to taste
  • 1 3 inch fresh rosemary sprig, leaves chopped (no stem) or use favorite Italian seasoning
  • 3 2 inch fresh thyme sprigs, de-leaved or use favorite Italian seasoning


  • Blend all ingredients in a blender.
  • Refrigerate for about 20-30 mins.
  • Will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge.


Calories: 120kcal
Keyword creamy, dijon, dressing, fresh, italian, mustard, salad, tangy
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If you’re not in the mood for Italian dressing, try my fresh homemade Cilantro Dill Salad Dressing! It’s definitely a family favorite as well! Or use it as a dip for these delish Sausage Balls and these Zesty Italian Mini Pretzels around the holidays or Super Bowl Parties!!



These make Great Salad Making Gift!👇

pinterest long pin of italian dressing with Dijon Mustard

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