How to Make Maggiano's House Salad Dressing

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Maggiano's House Salad Dressing

Most people will agree that a delicious dressing with just the right blend of herbs and spices can make any salad memorable. Maggiano’s House Salad Dressing recipe is indeed superb. Maggiano’s restaurants feature the house dressing on salads like their traditional “Maggiano’s Salad;” the “Chopped Salad” featuring crumbled bleu cheese, crispy prosciutto, avocado, red onion, and tomatoes with iceberg lettuce; and the “Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad” comprised of mixed greens, balsamic glazed chicken, mozzarella, tomatoes, cucumbers red onions, and kalamata olives. Maggiano’s Little Italy even bottles their salad dressing, which can be found in select gourmet boutiques.

The combination of red wine and white vinegars adds just the right acidity to the subtly garlicky, mustard base. Now you can make Maggiano’s House Salad Dressing recipe at home to complement your own salad creations.

Salad with pears.jpgFlickr: arnold inuyaki
Offered by Maggiano’s Little Italy
Customer service phone 800-983-4637[1]
Served as Salad
Main ingredients Red wine vinegar, olive oil, dry mustard
Cooking method Mixing
Similar to Olive Garden Salad Dressing
Author Julie Clark

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Maggiano’s House Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. Coleman’s dry mustard
  • 5 tbsp. sugar[2]
  • 3/8 c. water
  • 1/8 c. red wine vinegar[2]
  • 1/2 c. white vinegar
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 c. canola or corn oil[2]
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh oregano

Maggiano’s House Salad Dressing Recipe

  1. Combine mustard, sugar, water, red wine vinegar, white vinegar, and salt in a food processor. Mix until smooth.
  2. Drizzle in the oils slowly while continuing to blend for about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the bowl from the food processor to combine the remaining ingredients.
  4. Add garlic, red pepper, black pepper, and oregano; Mix with a wire whisk.
  5. Transfer dressing to a sealed container and place in the refrigerator.

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  • This recipe makes 1 quart of dressing. For the best results, prepare this salad dressing a few hours before you intend to use it to allow the flavors to meld.
  • It is important to note that all garlic-in-oil products should be stored in a refrigerator and used within a few days. Storing garlic-in-oil at room temperature or for long periods of time could pose a risk for botulism. The oxygen-free nature of the oil compound could lead to the germination of botulinum spores present in some vegetable tubers and roots, such as garlic.[3]

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