Italian style dipping sauce

Italian Style Dipping Sauce

Italian Style Dipping Sauce

If you have a bit of time, prepare this Italian style dipping sauce the day before so that all the flavors can develop and blend.

If you forgot to prepare it or you just do not have the time, don’t worry it is also very good if you leave it just about 1h in the fridge before serving.

This dipping sauce is perfect served with the spicy garlic and parmesan chicken wings.

See the full Italian dipping sauce recipe below!


Italian Style Dipping Sauce

Italian Style Dipping Sauce

A rich and creamy Italian sauce
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 cup


  • 240 g mayonnaise homemade is much better (see notes) - about 1 cup
  • 120 ml red vinegar about 1/2 cup
  • 120 ml olive oil about 1/2 cup
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary...)
  • 4 tsp water
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, put the mayonnaise (see notes for homemade mayonnaise) and add the crushed garlic.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients except the water and mix well.
  • Add a bit of water to get a lighter texture (adjust to your taste)


It is very easy to make your own mayonnaise and it will taste so much better.
To make 240ml / 1 cup of homemade mayonnaise, add in a food processor 1 egg yolk (at room temperature) and 1 tsp Dijon mustard. Mix well. Then with the food processor on,  add very slowly 240 ml / 1 cup neutral vegetable oil (do not use olive oil). Add a splash of lemon juice as well as salt and pepper to taste. Keep in the fridge.
It is very important to pour the oil very very slowly, especially at the beginning, so that the mixture does not split.
You can also make the mayonnaise without a food processor, just take a bowl and whisk energetically during the whole process.
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