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Creamy Italian Dressing Recipe

Creamy Italian Dressing Recipe

When you are craving that awesome Creamy Italian Dressing you get at your favorite Italian Restaurant, look no further than your own pantry.

Creamy Italian Dressing

When I was younger, salads with your dinner were a must, especially when dining at an Italian Restaurant. Fresh. Crisp. Flavorful and one restaurant in particular would roll up slices of mozzarella cheese and then cut them into little curls of cheesy goodness. The final touch was two dill pickle chips and a cascade of Creamy Italian Dressing. The salads there were just plain awesome and definitely an influence on my path into the culinary industry.

The Inspiration

Plain and simple, the inspiration for this post is I just love Creamy Italian Dressing. I don’t make this dressing quite as much as I should, especially considering how easy it is to make. About half way through my career as a Chef, I had a dressing epiphany as I was working my way up to taking over the Garde Manger Department at Pinehurst Resort. A compound salad was on a BEO that called for Creamy Italian Dressing and I wasn’t satisfied with the recipe that was on the books.┬áCalling back on the days of enjoying the salads of my youth, I knew exactly the flavor I was after. A bit of mayo, some vinegar, seasoning, voila! I had the achieved success and was astonished at how easily it came together.

With just a few ingredients and a few minutes, you too can enjoy restaurant quality Creamy Italian Dressing.

Making Creamy Italian Dressing

Creamy Italian Dressing

Whisk together:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Olive Oil
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Dry Mustard
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Sugar

You can also use a stick blender to bring the ingredients together. Once smooth, add the chopped parsley and parmesan cheese. Done. Enjoy over your favorite Italian inspired salad or use as a dip for veggies.

Creamy Italian Dressing

Creamy Italian Dressing Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
When you are craving that awesome Creamy Italian Dressing you get at your favorite Italian Restaurant, look no further than your own pantry.
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 Salads
Author: Nate
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp White Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Whisk the first eight ingredients together until smooth or use a stick blender to incorporate.
  2. Stir in the remaining two ingredients and enjoy!



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