'Out of Salad Dressing' Salad Dressing

    10 mins

    This is a recipe I created when I realized that our bottled salad dressing was frozen and couldn't thaw quickly enough. It is very easy to make from ingredients usually already on hand. You can vary the amounts, or even substitute low-fat ingredients according to your personal taste. Tastes even better when chilled over night!

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    Makes: 12 servings

    • 1 1/2 lemons, juiced
    • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
    • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 cup milk

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Mix together lemon juice, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in milk, adjusting the amount or adding a little water, to make the dressing as thin or thick as you like. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight.

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    I really can't understand negative reviews on this recipe unless the directions were not followed. I found this to be an excellent recipe, and served it to two persons who are both excellent cooks. They loved it. This is the kind of recipe I come to allrecipes.com to find.  -  19 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We loved it. I didn't have lemons so I used apple cidar vinegar. Also used half & half instead of milk. I will make this again.  -  09 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this is a great, imperceptible salad dressing, especially for salads that don’t need much spicing up, but i would suggest using buttermilk instead of normal milk and adding some pepper. i would also replace the garlic salt with just normal garlic, or just use less garlic salt because of the dominant salty taste the garlic salt has. Instead of using water to make the dressing thinner, I would suggest just adding olive oil or more buttermilk to prevent the dressing having a bland taste. I also think putting the dressing in the fridge for 8 hours is not obligatory, though it probably tastes better if you do so. Tarragon would also go great with this salad dressing.  -  13 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)