One of my favorite places to eat is The Old Spaghetti Factory. Why? I LOVE their pesto salad dressing. I came up with this recipe so I can enjoy it at home. We eat it about once a week in my home. Not only do I use it to dress my salad, but I also use it as a veggie dip, a sandwich spread and I even love dipping pizza in it (healthy I know =). This recipe is so simple and super quick to make! Try this recipe and I think it will become a staple in your home too.
I would highly recommend serving this over a simple green salad with homemade croutons, once you’ve had homemade croutons you can never go back to store-bought.
The Old Spaghetti Factory’s Creamy Pesto Salad Dressing
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
- 1 1/2 Tbsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup freshly , finely grated Parmesan cheese
Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth and creamy. Pour into an airtight container and refrigerate 1 hour (this will help the flavors develop, I don't always do it if I don't have an hour to wait). Serve over salad or use as a dip.