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Home-Opener Pasta Salad Dressing


"I devised this recipe after searching the net and trying out recipes until I found a mix I liked. If I show up without this salad at BBQ's, there are usually some pretty unimpressed people around!"
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20 m servings 172 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Beat salad dressing, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, Dijon mustard, sugar, pepper, salt, basil, oregano, thyme, and parsley together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth; add pickle juice and stir to thin the dressing to your desired consistency.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Mayonnaise can be used in place of creamy salad dressing.
  • Summer savory is a great herb to use in this, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 172 calories; 17.5 g fat; 3.9 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; 5 mg cholesterol; 230 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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A nice creamy dressing for a pasta salad. I used a twist pasta and added cucumbers, green onions, red, yellow and green peppers, tomatoes and shredded carrots. The dressing is better if made a...

I added a dash more sugar...... It was really great over pasta.. Will most defentlly use again..

Wow. I was looking for a pasta salad dressing that wasn't a traditional Italian dressing to go with a grilled citrus chicken dish. I stumbled upon this and wow wow wow. Amazing. I am new to the ...

Will use this as my go to dressing for pasta salad and coleslaw. We loved it!

I made this dressing for a pasta salad for a baby shower I was hosting. Since I had a lot of food to make, I made the dressing 2 days before. I had to add more salt and pepper, but it was a good...

I used this dressing to top a cob salad. It was delicious. I did modified it....(trying to appease the family)....My hubby doesn't like mayo, so I did 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup mayo. I also u...