Spice up your salad with this easy gluten-free salad dressing!
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Salad dressings can sometimes contain hidden gluten - and it's one of the products I became very wary of after my celiac diagnosis in 2009.
My aunt Ellen, who I affectionally have called Neenee since I was little, makes the best salad dressing- an Italian vinaigrette, from scratch. And this salad dressing is inspired by her recipe!
You'll need the following ingredients for this dressing:
-dried Italian seasoning
-lemon or lime (doesn't matter, both taste good!)
-salt & pepper
-minced garlic (fresh or jarred!)
-red wine vinegar - for extra acidity and tartness. Completely up to you!
To store or make the dressing, I suggest just a mason jar. I rinse out and reuse all of my jam/jelly jars from Bonne Maman for this purpose. Sometimes I even use them for potting plants!
All you do is mix the ingredients in a jar, shake, and let it sit overnight for best results. You can even pour this dressing over chicken or vegetables, too. It's of course, great on salads of all kinds. You can also customize this dressing with more flavors, like balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, other citrus fruits, or dried seasonings.
The dressing super easy, tastes delicious, and has nothing hidden or fake inside. When you make something from scratch, it really gives you peace of mind knowing exactly what's going into your food. Especially when you are gluten-free or have celiac disease!
Here's the full recipe for gluten-free Italian salad dressing!
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Gluten-Free Salad Dressing Recipe
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ½ lemon or lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (jarred or fresh)
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried Italian seasoning (or more)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1-2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar, to taste
Combine all ingredients into a mason jar. Shake! Let rest for 1 hour or let stand overnight at room temperature for even better flavors. Pour over salads and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 250Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 0mgSodium 266mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 0g
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Do you like dressing on your salads?
What's your favorite kind?
Tell me in the comments below!