Total time: 5 minutes
Makes 1 ¼ c (serves 8)
- ½ c olive oil
- ½ c grated parmesan
- ¼ c sour cream
- 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper
In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, Parmesan, sour cream, vinegar, 2 Tbsp water, and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper.
You’ll come to find that a common theme among my recipe trials are to recreate restaurant experiences. For example, my hunt for Chi-Chi’s Sweet Corn Cake. This Creamy Parmesan dressing seemed a lot like Carrabba’s house dressing.
Have you ever had Carrabba’s house dressing? If not, get on that. In addition to having it on a salad, be absolutely sure to request it served on the side with your complimentary bread. Dip or spread the dressing on the bread and enjoy this delicious combination. Now apparently this a little known combo, even among Carrabba’s staff, so if you get a funny look or hesitation when you request it don’t re-consider. Stick with it and give it a try.
A local Carrabba’s waiter recommended it one of my besties a while back and the word has spread among our group of friends. So a thank you to them for sharing. And to you, reader, you’re welcome!
So was I able to recreate this seemingly grand dressing? Well, no. It’s similar but doesn’t hold a candle to Carrabba’s. Perhaps I’ll have some opportunities to tweak it sometime and see if I can’t get it closer. For now though, if you give this dressing a try, I will tell you that it has strong flavor so you don’t need gobs of it. Even what is shown in the picture is a little much.