Zesty Italian Dressinade. It’s a Italian dressing that also doubles as a marinade.

Zesty Italian Dressinade

If you have my cookbook, this phrase doesn’t faze you.  For those who are like ‘what-the-what?’ it’s basically a dressinade that’s dual functioning. Dressing + Marinade = Dressinade.

Drizzle it over salad or marinate chicken or beef in it to tenderize and add loads of flavor. This zesty Italian dressinade can replace the store bought stuff easily.

Zesty Italian Dressinade ingredients

TO Make This Zesty Italian Dressinade You Will Need:

  • garlic
  • italian seasoning and olive oil. Zippy from mustard, red wine vinegar and red pepper flakes.  SO good!

Add garlic, chili flakes and seasoning to a jar

Begin with adding 2 teaspoons of mustard, 1 grated clove of garlic, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and a generous pinch or two of red pepper flakes into a glass jar or container with a tight-fitting lid.

pour in red wine vinegar.

Pour in 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar.

pour in olive oil

And then 3/4 cup of good olive oil.

Zesty Italian Dressinade before shaking to combine.

That’s it! I told you it was easy.

shaken Zesty Italian Dressinade

Secure the lid and shake to combine. Let this stand for 30 minutes or longer to really allow the vinegar to permeate the dried herbs to flavor the dressinade.

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I recently used this as a marinade (Skillet Frajitas!) and it was utterly fantastic. SO flavorful and EASY.

If you using as a dressing and find it the to be too zippy, try adding a little bit of water to cut through it. Otherwise proceed with salad dressing and meat marinating.

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Zesty Italian Dressinade

This zesty Italian dressinade will change your life! A deliciously simple dressing that doubles as a marinade! Great on salads or marinating chicken or beef.


  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil


  • Add all ingredients into a jar or container with a tight fitting lid. Shake to combine and allow to sit for a few hours so the flavors meld.
  • Refrigerate after using.
Serving: 1recipe, Calories: 1474kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 163g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g, Monounsaturated Fat: 118g, Sodium: 1880mg, Potassium: 116mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 192IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 3mg