The Best Creamy Italian Dressing Recipe From a Salad Dressing Snob by Donna John

The Best Creamy Italian Dressing Recipe From a Salad Dressing Snob

The first thing I do in a restaurant when I order a salad is ask which of their salad dressings are homemade. (A good restaurant will say all of them.) If it's just one dressing, that's the one that I'll ask for on my salad. Yes, I'm kind of a salad dressing snob now. No apologies. One of my favorite salad dressings is creamy Italian. A friend of mine shared her recipe for homemade creamy Italian, and I'm hooked.

This creamy Italian salad dressing recipe is beyond easy to make. Everything is thrown into a blender and whirled until emulsified and smooth. Season with salt and fresh cracked black pepper, then drizzle over your favorite salad.

To make this creamy Italian dressing you will need red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, sour cream, mayo or yogurt, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This creamy dressing is delicious over spring greens, Mediterranean salads, Greek salads, Italian chopped salads and even drizzled over grain salads.

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Cuisine: Italian 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
  • Store the salad dressing in a mason jar, airtight container or salad dressing cruet.
  • For some spice, stir in some crushed red pepper flakes. 
  • If you don't have a blender, you can whisk the dressing together in a mixing bowl. Whisk vigorously to emulsify the olive oil.
  • A good olive oil makes all the difference in the world in this dressing. Buy the best you can.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender. 
  2. Blend for 30 seconds.
  3. Season with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 172

Total Fat: 17.3g

Saturated Fat: 2.7g

Cholesterol: 2mg

Sodium: 35mg

Total Carbohydrate: 1.3g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 1g

Protein: 4.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 52mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 6mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I'm with you on preferring homemade salad dressings. There's a huge difference in taste, and knowing what ingredients are in there is important, too! This dressing looks amazing.
Creamy dressings are the best.

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