Sunday, January 18, 2009

Creamy Italian Dressing

Last night we went to my friend Melanie's house for a couples night filled with good food, good friends, good fun and the Nintendo Wii! I volunteered to bring a salad to the gathering and for some reason I felt compelled to make my own homemade salad dressing.

After a quick search on, I found this recipe for Creamy Italian Dressing - which is one of my favorite salad dressings of all time. This was easy and pretty much all of the ingredients were items I had in my house, except for the heavy cream. I substituted half and half for the heavy cream and it came out fine. I'll defintely be making this again, it seemed to be a hit!

Creamy Italian Dressing

1/3 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Pinch pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

In a mayonnaise jar, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, cream, sugar, oregano, basil, parsley, and pepper; shake well. Transfer to a bowl and, whisking constantly, slowly add the olive oil.


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Joelen said...

What a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sara said...

Sounds like a great dressing - Wii is so much fun!

Abby said...

I love homemade dressings! They taste so much lighter and fresher than the bottled kinds. Great idea!

Lynnylu said...

I made this just a few minutes ago and it's fabulous! I love the idea of using the mayonnaise jar to mix it up. You don't have to waste that last little bit of mayonnaise. Thanks.