Zesty Italian dressing recipe like the kind from Olive Garden next to a head of garlic and Parmesan cheese.

Zesty Italian Salad Dressing

With only a few simple ingredients, and less than 5 minutes, you will be able to dress up your spinach salad with an Italian dressing vinaigrette.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 239 kcal
Author London


  • ½ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice fresh
  • 3 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Add ingredients to a mason jar and shake vigorously until well mixed. Alternatively, you can add ingredients to a small food processor or high-speed blender (such as a NutriBullet or Vitamix) and blend for 20-30 seconds.
  2. Store zesty Italian dressing in refrigerator for up to one week between servings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 13.6%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.