We have a small restaurant here in our area that serves less than superb food at extravagant prices. Yet they have a salad dressing there that is good enough to serve at a 5 star Fine Dining place. I have finally developed a copy cat of this dressing that is pretty close to what they have. Make this a day ahead and whisk it up again prior to serving. This makes 3 pints; I keep two and give one away to one of my friends. The two pints never lasts that long around here...so you may find that you will want to keep all three.
- 2 1⁄2 cups catsup
- 2 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed, and roughly chopped
- Whisk all ingredients togeather until sugar is dissolved and oil well emulsified with other ingredients.
- Put into 2 pint jars.
- Refrigerate overnight allowing ingredients to marry.
- Take jar of dressing out of refrigerator and allow it to sit for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
- Shake jar well prior to serving over a nice green salad.
Very easy to make with ingredients I usually have on hand. The second time I made it, I used Splenda in place of the sugar and it was still delicious! I don't "get" the garbanzo beans, but I like to add them to salads anyway, so what the hey!
I adore this french dressing Chachi. I was very hesitant about the garbanzo beans and so gave them a whirl in my coffee grinder for a few seconds. Still leaving some of the chunkiness. Really really good tasting. This makes alot and so I did cut the recipe in 1/2 and still got plenty. I'll keep in in a tupperware container where I"m sure it will be fine for quite some time. Although since I have salads most nights for supper, I don't see that happening:-) Made for KK"s Chef's Pick~