Lemony Italian Dressing

Lemony Italian Salad Dressing is a wonderful lemony fresh tasting Italian Salad Dressing that has been passed down our family for years. It has such a zesty fresh taste combining  quality extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, Romano cheese, minced garlic, and an Italian herb blend.

Life is simply wonderful in the Florida Spring, the gardens are starting to roar and they are ripe for the plucking. It’s a bloggers dream state quite frankly, it’s also the perfect time to start concocting all the wonderful dressings that will be adding splendor to your lovely salads this season.

Lemony Italian Salad DressingIt’s a beautiful 85 degrees here in Sunny Haines City, Florida and I am pumped up to be able to show off a family favorite of ours to you all from the  McCallum Household, it’s my Lemony Italian Salad Dressing. This fabulous dressing is one we have used on my side of the family for years.

I love the fact this dressing has what I call “Staying Power” and can be safely stored in your refrigerator for up to 14 days in a tightly sealed jar or container. Perfect for making larger batches if you eat a lot of salads in the spring.

Lemony Italian Dressing

  • 1⁄4 cup  of  quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup  of fresh lemon juice
  • zest of two fresh lemons
  • 2 tablespoons of grated Romano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of dried Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1⁄4 of a teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1⁄8 of a teaspoon salt


  1. Combine quality extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, zest of two fresh lemons, grated Romano cheese, dried Italian seasoning blend,  dried oregano, minced garlic cloves, caster sugar, fresh ground pepper, salt in a blender. Blend 30 seconds.
  2. Place Lemony Italian Salad Dressing in a tight-fitting lidded jar or plastic container large enough to hold the dressing.
  3. Place in refrigerator and chill at least one hour- has a better flavor if chilled overnight. May be stored up to 14 days if kept refrigerated.

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