Dairy Free + Vegan "Olive Garden" Dressing

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This dressing was a combination of an experiment and craving. 
The other day I was determined to make a nice salad to go with our lovely gluten free french bread pizzas. I decided to attempt a dressing I have actually been wanting to recreate for some time but was always a little hesitant to. 
I will say it turned out as close to the original as you can get while being dairy free and vegan!  

(the dressing settles quickly, hence why it looks separated in this photo)

Part 1
1  packet Italian Dressing Mix made to directions
 Make Your own Mix
1tbs. garlic salt
1 TBLS of onion powder
1 TBLS of sugar
2 TBLS of oregano
1 tsp of pepper
1 tsp of basil
1 TBLS of parsley
1/3 tsp celery salt
2 TBLS salt

Add 2 TBLS of the above mix to...
•1/4 cup cider vinegar
•2/3 cup olive oil
•2 tbls. water

Part 2
¾ cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar (or white)
¼ cup water
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon of vegan mayo (I used Just Mayo)

Make Part 1 of this recipe in a medium bowl.
Add all the ingredients in Part 2 to Part 1. Whisk till blended then store in a dressing container.
The mix will settle easily so make sure to shake it well and poor quickly. 
Keep stored in the fridge.

I know it seems a little silly that you are basically making two dressings and combining them, but trust me, it has the best outcome! 


  1. A little xanthan gum (often used in gluten free baking) will keep it from separating. It is what many commercial dressings use as well


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