Today, before we talk about salad dressing, dear readers, I wanted to send my deepest sympathies to those who have been affected by the shooting in Colorado. It’s at times like these one has to shake her head and wonder what kind of person could cause such horror and grief to so many. My thoughts and prayers are with any of you who have been personally impacted by this terrible incident. May the Lord be with you and your loved ones.
Homemade Salad Dressing is one of those things, my friends. One of those times when homemade is SOOOO much better than the store purchased variety. Lucky for you and I and our busy schedules, homemade dressing can be made in about 10 minutes or less. Most definitely worth the effort. Here are a few of my favorite dressings, previously posted. Cilantro Lime Dressing, Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing, Olive Garden Salad Dressing and Raspberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette.
This Creamy Caesar Dressing has a nice strong flavor, perfect over a bed of crisp romaine lettuce and topped with Parmesan cheese and crunchy croutons.
Creamy Caesar Dressing
Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 1/2 Cups
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
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2 T lemon juice, bottled or fresh
2 T vinegar
3 cloves garlic
1/4 t pepper, freshly cracked
1/4 t salt
1/2 C mayonnaise (I used Best Foods Light)
1/4 C Parmesan cheese, grated
2 T buttermilk (or milk)
1 T sour cream
1/2 C canola oil
1. Into a blender, or food processor add the first 9 ingredients which are: 2 T lemon juice, 2 T vinegar, 3 cloves garlic,
1/4 t freshly cracked pepper, 1/4 t salt, 1/2 C mayonnaise (I used Best Foods Light), 1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese, 2 T buttermilk (or milk), and 1 T sour cream.
2. Blend it all together. Let it get nice and smooth and creamy.
3. Pour in the oil 3-4 tablespoons at a time, blending after each addition. If you want to make the dressing a bit thinner in consistency, add a bit more milk. Serve over a bed of chopped romaine lettuce, croutons and grated Parmesan cheese.