I do love me a good salad! I have a few posted here already, but not my Italian version. Love, Love this salad dressing! Any salad dressing with Parmesan cheese just HAS to be good, right?
This dressing is so simple is is processed in your blender for all of a minute and a half. If you don’t have a blender, you can use a food processor or one of those hand blenders with a tall container. Heck, you could just use a whisk and a bowl! It really takes all of a few minutes to make and it’s so much better than what you can buy in the stores. Did I mention that it has Parmesan cheese in it? Yummy!
I’m getting ready to post another Italian dish called, One Skillet Chicken Piccata and this is the perfect salad to accompaniment it so I decided to post this one first. Come back tomorrow for the Chicken Piccata!
Here’s how I make it.
Italian Salad with Italian Salad Dressing
To make the Italian Salad Dressing:
In the bowl of your blender, pour in the extra virgin olive oil, mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, pepper and sugar. Process on high until well blended, about a minute.
Just a note about olive oil. I typically use extra virgin olive oil. If you prefer the slightly milder taste of a lighter olive oil, you can certainly use that.
Add the Parmesan cheese and pulse a few times to blend it in. DONE! That’s all there is to it!
Throw together the romaine lettuce, celery, red onion, grape tomatoes, black olives and pepperoncini. Top with some shaved or grated Parmesan cheese.
I grew up calling those little tomatoes, Tommy Toes! It’s a Southern thing…. Just saying…
Add your fresh made Italian Dressing and serve with my One Skillet Chicken Piccata! Here’s the recipe! (when I post this recipe, I’ll come back and link it to this one)
Refrigerate any unused Italian Salad Dressing.
One Skillet Chicken Piccata (when I post this recipe, I’ll come back and link it to this one)
Looking for other salads and dressings? Read on…
Here’s the printer friendly recipe.