Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Almost famous salad dressing

This is my favorite homemade salad dressing. It's kind of a combination of the Olive Garden salad dressing and the creamy pesto salad dressing that you get at Spaghetti Factory. I like to serve like Olive Garden, drizzled  over a big bowl of salad with olives, croutons, and banana peppers. Or you could put in a container and drizzle over individual salads. Yum!

Almost Famous Salad Dressing

1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/2 cup real mayonaise
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (or 1 small clove, minced)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried italian seasoning
4  fresh basil leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil)
1 Tablespoon Corn syrup

Combine all the ingredients into a blender with 1 Tablespoon of water. Puree until smooth. If too tart for your taste, you can add 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar.

Place in container and keep in fridge until ready to serve. Stir to re-blend before serving.
Drizzle over a large bowl filled with Garden salad, black olives, banana pepper slices and croutons.
Serve immediatly! Enjoy!

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