Quick Homemade Italian Vinaigrette
Store bought salad dressing might be a convenient choice, but it isn’t always the healthiest one. Which is kind of funny to think about considering most of us choose salads as a light, healthy meal or side dish. Let’s just say that topping our refreshing veggies with sugar laden, processed salad dressings from the supermarket could actually be doing more harm than good.
Most bottled salad dressings on the market contain sugar, preservatives, gums, fillers, excess sodium, and processed oils. While there are some brands out there that don’t include these inflammatory ingredients, they often cost more than we are willing to spend within our weekly grocery budget. At Rebel Wellness, we are big fans of making our own dressings and vinaigrettes at home.
Here is the recipe for our insanely easy homemade Italian vinaigrette. We combine ingredients you probably already have on hand in a mason jar, so no fancy equipment is required and leftovers can go straight into the fridge to be used throughout the week.
Makes approximately 1 cup
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup red wine vinegar (sub white wine vinegar)
1 heaping tbsp dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced (1 tsp minced garlic or ¼ tsp garlic powder)
squeeze of honey
1 tbsp dried oregano
⅛-¼ tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients into mason jar, secure lid, and shake to emulsify.