"This smooth and creamy dressing has the pungency of lemon juice and red wine vinegar and the sweet spiciness of oregano and garlic." — CHRISTYJ
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This dressing is restaurant quality. With homemade dressings of this quality, there's absolutely no reason to buy it at the store. The flavor of this recipe reminds me of one of the house dressings at a steakhouse in Iowa called "The Pink Poodle." It may not be as good, but it's pretty darn close. Honestly, I wouldn't change a thing--unless you just "have" to--so you can put your own stamp on it. I am not a big Italian dressing fan, but CREAMY Italian, with a recipe like this, is well worth having.
This was better the next day, however, I still had to add a few things to give it more flavor. Here are my changes: add 1/4 sour cream, 1/8 tsp dill, 1/2 tsp basil and 1/8 cup parm cheese. Those additions really make the dressing.
Really zesty and flavorful. I added a little extra garlic. This one is a keeper!
This recipie is a real winner. I add more garlic than suggested. I also add parm and romano cheeses. I have been looking for years for a creamy Italian dressing like this one. It is just like the dressing they serve in a little Italian place in The Bronx, N.Y. Thanks so much Christine for sharing this recipie. It is a definite keeper!
I replaced the mayo with miracle whip, left out the water and the sugar. Used white wine vinegar to make a great dressing for lobster salad. I guess I still don't understand the fascination with adding sugar to everything.
I'm not a huge fan of creamy italian, but my husband asked for it with dinner so I gave this a try. It was pretty good. I used Hellman's lite mayo, olive oil vs. veg., added a little dried basil and some parmesan cheese. I also let it set in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors come together.
This is the first dressing I've ever made, so I'm really not able to compare it to any others... But I found it very simple to make, and very tasty. Much more unique and tangy then a store-bought dressing. It was a little thick though at first so I put in extra water, and would recommend only 1/2c. of mayonnaise. Also, adding ground pepper was great b/c it added a little spice.
Excellent recipe! I added 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, used 1-1/2 cloves of garlic instead of just one, and some freshly ground pepper. I will make this often.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamy Italian Dressing II
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 163
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