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Italian Salad Dressing or Marinade

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

This Italian salad dressing or marinade recipe is bursting with flavor and easy to make! With a blend of olive oil, garlic, herbs, and vinegar, this low-carb recipe is perfect for adding some zest to your salads or marinating your favorite meats.

This versatile dressing is perfect for drizzling over your favorite salad greens, roasted vegetables, or even grilled meats. For a tasty twist, try using it as a dip for bread or vegetables.



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  • 12 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp dried basil

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the extra-virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar.

  2. Add the minced garlic to the bowl and mix well.

  3. Sprinkle in the dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, sea salt, and ground black pepper.

  4. Stir all the ingredients together until well combined and the herbs are evenly distributed.

  5. Taste the dressing and adjust the seasonings to your preference. You can add more salt, pepper, or herbs if desired.

  6. Let the dressing sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

  7. Before using the dressing, give it a good stir or shake to mix any separated ingredients.

  8. Drizzle the Italian salad dressing over your favorite salad or use it as a marinade for grilled vegetables, chicken, or fish.

  9. Store any remaining dressing in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.


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