Monday, January 21, 2013

Italian Salad Dressing

So, this weekend, I wanted to make a salad to go with pizza. I decided to try a new recipe for the dressing. And, it's not an exaggeration to say that I found my new favorite salad dressing. It makes a big batch and I seem to be finding excuses to have salad...and seconds and thirds...just so I can enjoy the dressing. I know. Seriously.

When I first made it with salad, I topped some spring mix with tomatoes, banana peppers, homemade Parmesan Croutons, salami, mozzarella, red light peppers, and onion. The picture is of my second helping at lunch today - plain spinach this time. Still delicious. So, if you make this, let me know what you think. I think you'll love it too!

Italian Salad Dressing

1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 T sugar
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tsp garlic, finely minced
2 T red wine vinegar
1/4 cup white vinegar
Salt, to taste (I added about 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt)
3/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup virgin olive oil (I used extra virgin olive oil)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp black pepper 
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine in a food processor or blender. Store in a sealed container. May store in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

Cheri said...

Just made this. I was not expecting such a creamy result. I am quite pleased indeed. I did forget to follow instructions (not uncommon) and just dumped everything together. We'll see if it separates before dinner...Thanks for something new and delicious to try.