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Low-Calorie Italian Herb Dressing

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Homemade Italian herb dressing takes dressing to another level with a flavorful kick of herbs and spices.

Homemade Italian herb dressing

Italian dressing goes well with so many vegetables, and it keeps salads light, while still being flavorful. If you’ve never made homemade salad dressings before, it’s simpler than you think.

The base of this low-calorie Italian herb dressing is balsamic vinegar and olive oil. There are no added sugars, and all the ingredients blend so well together.

What are the most common Italian herbs?

The most common Italian herbs are oregano, parsley, bay leaves, basil, sage, rosemary and thyme.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Ready in a matter of minutes
  • Great on your favorite 
  • Perfect low-calorie dressing
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Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried basil
  • Ground pepper
  • Dried thyme
  • Salt
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How to make this recipe

1 – Mix the salt and pepper, dried oregano, basil, and thyme together in a large mixing bowl.

2 – Add in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Whisk together until all the ingredients are combined well together.

Add the dressing to a dressing container or mason jar with lid sealed tight. Place in the fridge to chill and shake well before use.

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How do I store my homemade dressing?

Place dressing in a mason jar with tight fitting lid, or other dressing container with a tight lid. Properly stored, dressing will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Calories per serving (2 tbsp): 77

Yield: 7 Servings

Low-Calorie Italian Herb Dressing

Homemade Italian herb dressing

Homemade Italian herb dressing takes Italian dressing to another level with a flavorful kick of herbs and spices.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 tsp dried basil
  • 3 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 oz balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add oregano, basil, thyme, pepper and salt. Mix together well. 
  2. Add balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Whisk together until all ingredients are fully combined.
  3. Transfer dressing to a mason jar, or dressing container with a lid that seals tight, and store in refrigerator. Shake well before each use.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

7

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Alice | SkinnySpatula

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

This dressing sounds so flavourful! I think I'm going to try it for a pasta salad.

simplylowcal

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

It would be great in pasta salad. :)

Amy

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Such a great recipe to have on hand for a delicious salad!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

I agree! :)

Michelle

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Love all the herbs in this, and how easy it is to make. Perfect for meal prepping too.

simplylowcal

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

It's great for meal prepping. :)

Veena Azmanov

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

This Italian Dressing definitely is super flavorful and surely makes my salad special and perfect.

simplylowcal

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

This makes a pair for salads. :)

Kelley

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Oh this tastes so good! We use it on everything!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

That's great to hear Kelley. :)

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