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Lunchtime Hospitality: Garlic-Parmesan and Peppercorn Salad Dressing

Garlic-Parmesan Peppercorn Salad Dressing

I love salad dressings.  I actually try to avoid that aisle at the grocery store as much as possible.  It’s so easy to get drawn in by all the different flavor combinations… they all look so yummy!  If I purchased every salad dressing that caught my eye, we would be bankrupt (and have no room in the fridge!).  The solution:  Make your own!  I came across this recipe on Key Ingredient and it looked perfect — a combination of three of my favorite ingredients!  And the result was a delicious and creamy dressing for a simple salad.

Garlic-Parmesan & Peppercorn Salad Dressingfrom Key Ingredient

  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, freshly pressed
  • 3 Tbs white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs parmesan cheese, grated
  • 6 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper (plus more to taste)

Combine the garlic, vinegar, cheese, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Drizzle in a steady stream of olive oil while whisking.

Add in the mayo and stir to combine.

Check for seasoning before pouring the salad dressing into an airtight container.

Refrigerating for a few hours before serving.

14 comments on “Lunchtime Hospitality: Garlic-Parmesan and Peppercorn Salad Dressing

  1. thethingaboutjoan
    March 11, 2013

    My family is a garlic-crazy horde — they would love this dressing! Especially now that we’re eating salads all the time. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. The Siren's Tale
    March 11, 2013

    Can’t wait to try this out! Have you ever tried it with light mayo? Does it change the consistency?

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 11, 2013

      I haven’t…but I don’t think it should change things too much. I suggest giving it a try 🙂

  3. Cul de Sac
    March 11, 2013

    going to try that! looks so yummy!

  4. jakesprinter
    March 11, 2013

    Your salad dressing ingredients list are yummy my friend 🙂

  5. petit4chocolatier
    March 11, 2013

    This looks delicious Kenley! I agree the homemade dressings are so much better. You know exactly what is in there and what you like to taste. Nothing ever hidden. I have purchased salad dressings that I thought would be delicious and then was disappointed. This way you taste as you make! Perfect!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 12, 2013

      I’ve done the same thing Judy. And then they just sit in the fridge feeling like I need to figure out some use for them since I spent the money… and then six months later they get thrown out. Homemade dressings are always the way to go. 🙂

  6. gotasté
    March 12, 2013

    This may look simple but so rich in flavor. I would love to just dip with celery stalk, cucumber and carrots.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 12, 2013

      Danny, as much as I love it with salad — using it to dip veggies in it sounds wonderful!!

  7. Christine
    March 21, 2013

    I loved this stuff. Why make salad dressing, really?

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