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Lemony Italian Dressing

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

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 want delicious? I want delicious 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
 

 

 

 

 

5 from 10 votes
Lemony Italian Salad Dressing is an amazing flavorful lemony fresh tasting Italian Salad Dressing that has been passed down our family for years. It has such a wonderful fresh taste combining quality extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, Romano cheese, minced garlic, and an Italian herb blend.
Lemony Italian Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Chill
30 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Lemony Italian Salad Dressing is an amazing flavorful lemony fresh tasting Italian Salad Dressing that has been passed down our family for years. It has such a wonderful fresh taste combining quality extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, Romano cheese, minced garlic, and an Italian herb blend.
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Lemon, Salad Dressing
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 45 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 2/3 quality extra virgin olive oil
  • zest of two fresh lemons
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar + more if desired
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground pepper to own taste
Instructions
  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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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12 Comments

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    coffeepot
    April 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    That looks wonderful. I usually just make an oil and vinegar italian or ranch. I will be trying this. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you, the lemon lends a wonderful flavor, let me know if try it.

  • Reply
    Hadia
    April 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Nothing equates to homemade recipes. I need to make this, Heidy! Looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Dave
    April 7, 2015 at 10:34 am

    What is caster sugar?

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 7, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Dave , it’s really nothing more than granulated sugar that has been ground to a super-fine consistency.

  • Reply
    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    April 7, 2015 at 9:49 am

    We love making our own salad dressings in our house. This is one we will need to make.

  • Reply
    Natalie Browne
    April 6, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Sounds delicious. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out.

  • Reply
    auntbeesrecipes
    April 6, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    This sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to try it! I LOVE homemade salad dressing!

  • Reply
    dishofdailylife
    April 6, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    You know I love making my own salad dressings!! I’m always thrilled to find a new recipe! Thanks Heidy!

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    Girl and the Kitchen
    April 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    This looks really great!! I actually use a marinade very similar to this to marinade chicken in.

  • Reply
    Christine
    April 6, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I so need to make more salad dressings!

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