Monday, March 10, 2008

Salad Dressing Recipes Galore!

I was searching for a recipe for a salad dressing similar to the Romano Dressing that Pizza Hut used to have when I was a kid, and I found this wonderful booklet of salad dressing recipes ( over at Creative Homemaking.

It is 10 pages in pdf format that you can download and print out for future reference. I made a jar of the Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and it is very good. Just click on the link above in the brackets and you can download the booklet.

You can find more tips over at Tammy's Recipes and the Festival of Frugality today! And don't forget to check out Make It From Scratch, too!


Anonymous said...

I have often remembered that Romano dressing from Pizza Hut and wished I could duplicate it.

Have you found anything close yet? I notice there is a Romano and Dill recipe in the booklet you referred to.

Anonymous said...

I tried to invent a copycat based on homemade mayonnaise. This is a tasty trial batch; easy to make.

Mystic Pizza Hut Romano Dressing

1 cup neutral oil
2 oz buttermilk or milk
2 T red wine vinegar or other vinegar
2 T. lemon juice
½ tsp salt
2 tsp minced garlic or equivalent powder
½ tsp white pepper or black pepper
½ tsp mustard powder
½ tsp onion powder
2/3 cup grated Romano, pre-blended to small grain
¼ tsp MSG or omit
2 eggs 1 might be enough

Stick blend all ingredients except oil in 1 pint container.
Add oil very gradually while blending until it thickens but remains pour-able, refrigerate; it will thicken more.

This is pretty tart, maybe 1T lemon juice, not 2
Could double the pepper
Could add 1/3 cup more cheese
Could add ½ tsp more salt
Could add ½ to 1 tsp sugar