There isn’t anything else in the food world quite like salad dressing. There’s your classic standards; Ranch, 1000 Island, Italian, Caesar, Blue Cheese, French, and Vinaigrette, but there’s also at least a thousand variations possible for every standard. I once watched an entire half hour show dedicated to the story behind 1000 Island dressing, it’s quite the conspiracy. Many restaurants have their own version of classics and some even specialize in their own specific dressing, there’s at least a hundred different choices of pre-made dressings at the grocery store and possibly hundreds of thousands of recipes for dressing online. I stick to the classics, a good thick 1000 Island or a thin blue cheese with lots of cheese bits. Every once in awhile a dressing comes along that makes me want salad just so I can eat the dressing, my best friend is to blame for one such dressing.
She had posted a recipe on her blog a couple of years ago and people raved about THE salad dressing. She admitted to taking shots of the salad dressing and thanks to the Internet she became somewhat famous for THE salad dressing. It has been pinned and repinned over and over and stumble upon is still generous with hits on her salad dressing post. I had never had the salad dressing before. To be honest I didn’t see what the big deal was when it came to salad dressing (I was also put off by the fact the dressing had pepper in it, yes, there’s still a seven year old in me that’s alive and well and hates pepper.) One night while I was having dinner at her house I had some salad “This salad is really good! What kind of dressing is it?”
“That’s THE dressing.” (The dressing doesn’t have an official name, but we refer to it as THE dressing and are sure to emphasize the THE to prove how important the dressing is.)
I went home that night and looked up THE dressing. I actually had all the ingredients to make THE dressing, and so I did, and I ate salad happily ever after (well, until I ran out of THE dressing.)
Do you have a dressing like this in your life? One that is basically a salad game changers? Could I please have the recipe?
You can find full instructions to THE dressing over at Emily’s, but before you get your hopes up, here’s the ingredients to add to your shopping list:
2-3 garlic cloves, grated.
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 lemon, squeezed.
2 tablespoons tarragon wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Make the dressing, win the adoration of friends and family everywhere, thank Emily for bringing it to you.
Did you know that Wendy’s has more than 10 different salad dressings to choose from including a super sassy lemon garlic Caesar and tasty avocado ranch? Yeah, the things you learn! A big thanks to Wendy’s for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.
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