Nonna's Tuscan Salad Dressing

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This very light, fresh dressing works equally well on mixed greens, spinach or romaine, or just drizzled over sliced, fresh, ripe summer tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. Quick and easy to make fresh, but stores well for up to 3 months in the refrigerator. It's a family recipe brought over from the old country by my nonna (grandma.)

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • cup red wine vinegar

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

Directions

  1. Place the mayonnaise, vinegar, water, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, oregano, basil, and black pepper into a blender. Blend for 2 minutes, then pour into a salad dressing container, and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Shake well before using.

Cook's Note

White vinegar may be used, but the taste will be sharper. Balsamic gives a smoother flavor. If you feel the vinegar is too sharp for your taste, blend in 1 tablespoon light corn syrup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
10g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 19mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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