Homemade Italian Dressing Mix Recipe

Italian Dressing Mix is a great way to make your own salad dressing at home. This mix is easy to make and can be used in a variety of ways. You can use it as a dry mix, or add water and oil make a dressing. It’s also great for marinating meats or vegetables.

If you love making homemade salad dressings next time give this Easy Green Goddess Recipe a try.

Dry spices in a small clear glass jar to make Italian dressing mix.


I’m not sure about you, but when it comes to salad dressing, I like to keep things simple. A little olive oil, vinegar, and salt are all I need. But sometimes, I feel like spicing things up a bit, and that’s where the Italian dressing mix comes in. It’s the perfect way to add some extra flavor to your salad without going overboard. Plus, it’s really easy to make at home!

  • This recipe is perfect to make ahead and have some salads during the work week.
  • Homemade Italian vinaigrette has a wonderful flavor that you will quickly fall in love with.
  • No need to go out and buy a packet of Good Seasons mix when you can use this recipe instead. We don’t add sugar to this recipe.
  • Economical to whisk up your own spice mix. Grab spices from your Dollar Store!


You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this delicious homemade dressing recipe. Not only is this dressing simple to make, but it’s also great to keep on hand for when you need a meal quickly. Gather these kitchen tools and get ready to enjoy a delicious homemade dressing.

  • measuring cup and spoon
  • small bowl
  • whisk
  • large jar


You only need a few pantry staple ingredients to make this great recipe. You may even have these ingredients on hand all ready to help you avoid a trip to the grocery store. After one taste of this homemade seasoning mix, you will be so glad that you took the time to make it.

Dry spices on a white plate needed to make an Italian dressing mix.

Italian Dressing Mix – Spices

  • garlic powder
  • dried parsley
  • dried basil
  • onion powder
  • crushed red pepper
  • salt
  • black pepper
Ingredients to make Italian Dressing.

Italian Dressing

  • olive oil
  • white wine vinegar
  • lemon juice
Homemade salad dressing in a mason jar.


Making this homemade Italian dressing is so easy, follow the simple steps below and you will have a delicious dressing in no time at all.


In a small mixing bowl whisk together garlic powder, parsley, basil, onion powder, red pepper, salt, and pepper.

Dry spices in a small mixing bowl before whisking together.


Add spices to a large jar with a lid.


Add oil, vinegar, and lemon juice. Shake well.


Store in an airtight container. Shake well before every use.

Dry spices with oil and vinegar to make a dressing in a mason jar.


This homemade Italian dressing mix is perfect to have on hand for when you need a quick and easy meal. Below are some of our favorite ways to use this delicious dressing.

SALADS: This dressing is perfect for salads! I love using it on my favorite green salad or even a pasta salad.

MARINADE: This dressing mix is also great for marinating meats and vegetables. Simply add some dressing to a zip-lock bag and add your favorite meat or veggies. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or even overnight for best results.

PASTA DISHES: This dressing is also delicious on pasta dishes. Simply add some to your favorite pasta dish like this Antipasto Pasta Salad for a quick and easy meal.

DRY MIX: The dry mix can be used as a dry rub, a spice blend, or in any recipe that calls for Italian seasoning packets.

DIP: Use this Italian dressing as a dip for homemade bread, rolls, or even garlic bread.

As you can see, this Italian dressing mix recipe is really easy to make at home. Plus, it’s a great way to add some extra flavor to your salads and pasta dishes. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Dry spices in a clear jar with a spoon on the side with a scoop of the spices.


Here are a few substitution and additions ideas to help you make this recipe your own.

Olive Oil: You can use any kind of oil that you prefer. We love using olive oil, but you could also use avocado oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil.

White Wine Vinegar: You could also use apple cider vinegar, white vinegar, or red wine vinegar in this recipe.

Lemon Juice: We love the addition of lemon juice, but if you don’t have any on hand, you could also use lime juice.

Dry mix: Instead of adding the wet ingredient, you can use the spice mix instead of a dry Italian seasoning packet.

Spicy: If you like things a little bit spicy, you can add some extra crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to the mix.

Herbs: Feel free to adjust the herbs to your liking. If you don’t like basil, you could leave it out or add in some oregano instead.

Celery Seed: Add more flavor to your dressing by adding a dash of celery seed.

A mix of dry herbs in a clear jar with a lid.


This homemade Italian dressing mix will last for up to 6 months when stored in a cool dark place without the liquids added. We like to keep ours in a Mason jar or an airtight container. Be sure to label it with the date so you know when it was made.

Once the wet ingredients have been added this dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Green salad topped with homemade Italian dressing.


Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe.

Is Italian seasoning the same as Italian dressing mix?

No, they are not the same. Italian seasoning is a blend of herbs that are typically used to season pasta dishes and pizza. Italian dressing mix is a blend of spices that is used to make dressing or as a marinade.

What’s the difference between zesty Italian and Italian dressing?

The main difference between zesty Italian salad dressing and Italian dressing is the addition of vinegar. Zesty Italian dressing usually has a higher vinegar content than regular Italian dressing. The zesty dressing also had more crushed red peppers added.

Is Italian salad dressing healthy?

This really depends on the recipe. Some recipes for Italian salad dressing can be high in fat and calories, while others are much lower. This homemade Italian dressing mix recipe is a healthier option since it is made with healthy oils and doesn’t have any added sugar.

Homemade Italian dressing in a mason jar.


Italian dressing mix spices in a small clear jar.

Italian Dressing Mix Recipe

Dry herbs and spices to make an Italian Dressing mix to be used in a salad dressing over greens, pasta or in a marinade.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Italian Dressing Mix Recipe, Italian Salad Dressing, Italian Seasoning Mix
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Tablespoons
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


Italian Seasoning Mix

  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Italian Dressing

  • 3/4 cups olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Dressing Mix


  • Italian Seasoning Mix
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together the garlic powder, parsley, basil, onion powder, red pepper, salt and pepper.
  • Place in a jar with a lid.
  • Italian Dressing
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of the Italian seasoning mix, olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice to a large jar with a lid. Shake before using.


Dressing will make about 2 cups. To make less, you can adjust the oil and vinegar. Generally, the ratio should be 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. Add the Italian seasoning mix to taste.
Marinade – to use as a marinade for meat – place in a container with a lid and keep in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, but no more than 24 hours.
Double or triple the dry herbs and spices to keep on hand to add Italian spices to all your Italian dishes.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 92kcal | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 100mg


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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