Lemony Italian Dressing is a fantastic flavorful lemony fresh-tasting Italian Salad Dressing passed down to our family for years. It has such an excellent 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 outstanding in the Florida Spring and Summer, the gardens are starting to roar, and they are ripe for plucking. It’s a blogger’s dream state, quiet. Frankly, it’s also the perfect time to start concocting all the excellent dressings that will add splendor to your lovely salads this season.
It’s a beautiful 85 degrees here in Sunny Haines City, Florida, and I am pumped up 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 that this dressing has “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.
Have you ever had bottled dressing over your fresh veggies? It may taste ok, but let’s be realistic. Do we want “ok,” or do we enjoy it deliciously? I like tasty, not just ok. Don’t Y’all? This dressing promises just that for lemon lovers.
Ingredients needed to make Lemony Italian Dressing
- quality extra virgin olive oil
- fresh lemon juice
- zest of two fresh lemons
- grated Romano cheese
- dried Italian seasoning blend
- dried oregano
- garlic cloves, minced
- fine sugar, castor
- freshly ground pepper
- kosher salt
Lemony Italian Dressing
- ⅔ quality extra virgin olive oil
- 2 lemons zest of
- 2 tablespoons Romano cheese grated
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning blend
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon sugar + more if desired
- kosher salt to own taste
- freshly ground pepper to own taste
- 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.
- Place Lemony Italian Salad Dressing in a tight-fitting lidded jar or plastic container large enough to hold the dressing.
- 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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