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Great-Aunt Ellen’s Parmesan Salad Dressing

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A salad is not complete until it’s topped with my Aunt Ellen’s Parmesan salad dressing. It is the perfect mix of flavors and is sure to make your next salad delicious! 

Jar of homemade parmesan salad dressing.

   As a kid, we used to make an annual trip to visit my mom’s Aunt Ellen and Uncle Richard in Ohio.  We always had so much fun.  

They had a pinball machine, jukebox and a softball pitching machine… what more could you want?! The boys would go to a Reds game and us girls would choreograph dance routines or work up little skits.

     My mom’s cousins, Courtney and Cassie, were a few years older than me and I always thought they were SO COOL.  Great-Aunt Ellen would always make delicious meals and we had the best time.  

This salad dressing quickly became a family favorite of ours and my mom made it quite frequently after requesting the recipe.

Green salad topped with veggies, cheese, pasta, meat and a container of homemade Parmesan salad dressing.

    It is so much fun making recipes that have childhood memories attached.  When I was deciding what kind of salad to make for Nana’s wedding luncheon, I was was thumbing through some recipes and stopped as soon as I got to this one.  I knew it would be a hit with everyone!

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Yield: 1 Cup of Dressing

Parmesan Salad Dressing

Jar of homemade parmesan salad dressing.

A salad is not complete until it’s topped with my Aunt Ellen’s Parmesan salad dressing. It is the perfect mix of flavors and is sure to make your next salad delicious! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp oregano

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Pour into a jar with tight fitting lid and refrigerate.
  3. Let sit out of refrigerator a while and shake well before use.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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A salad is not complete until it’s topped with my Aunt Ellen’s Parmesan salad dressing. It is the perfect mix of flavors and is sure to make your next salad delicious!

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Monday 1st of June 2015

Yum! Parmesan makes everything better :)

Carlee

Monday 1st of June 2015

Yes it does!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden

Saturday 30th of May 2015

oh sounds so fun when you visited there. Good times and good food. I can't wait to try this.

Carlee

Sunday 31st of May 2015

We always had the best time! I hope you love the dressing! Thanks for stopping by.

Martha

Friday 29th of May 2015

This sounds so good! I always make my own dressings!

Carlee

Saturday 30th of May 2015

It is still one of my favorites!

Jessica Cross

Friday 29th of May 2015

Me and my sisters would choreograph dances to music too :) Good times! I just recently started trying my hand at homemade salad dressings and this one sounds delicious. Pinning to try it out. Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe. Have a great weekend.

Carlee

Friday 29th of May 2015

We'd always make everyone sit through whatever we had thought up! We always had fun on our visits. I hope you enjoy this dressing, I hadn't had it in a while and it is just as good as I remember!

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