Homemade Tangy Italian Dressing

We love this homemade dressing.  It is creamy, tangy, and amazing!

Mark had always been a die hard French and Ranch dressing guy until he tried this dressing.  Now this is all he’ll eat.  It is that good!

My favorite salad combo for this dressing is Romaine lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, pepperoncinis, & kalamata olives.



  • 1/3 c. vinegar
  • 1/3 c. mayo
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 4 T  grated Parmesan (has to be real Parmesan)
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic


Place all the ingredients into a skinny bowl or the blender.  Blend on high in blender or with an immersion blender.


My stick/immersion blender came with this nifty cup and lid.  We keep the dressing in here constantly, as soon as we run out I make more.

This dressing can get a little thick once it’s been in the fridge.  I scoop the dressing into the main salad bowl, mix, & serve.

Do you make homemade dressing?  I’ve tried several ones for Ranch but they just don’t taste as good as Lighthouse’s Homestyle Ranch.


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  1. christineshomecreations says:

    oooh, totally going to try this! thanks for the recipe! I was JUST starting to get tired of my homemade ones and needed some inspiration! perfect timing! If you are looking for a ranch dressing to try, here’s the one I found and LOVE! 🙂 I make my own mayo too, so it might be different with store bought mayo but here it is: http://christinescozycorner.ca/best-ranch-dressing-ever-hypoglycemia-diet-strict/

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