Louisiana Bride: Pearl St. Salad Dressing

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pearl St. Salad Dressing

In high school I became quite obsessed with the house dressing from a local Italian spot. Lucky for me my then boyfriend's aunt emailed me the secret recipe that I have memorized and held onto to this day.

Years ago I actually posted the recipe, but didn't include a picture. So I thought today I'd re-share it and include some photos of the yummy dressing.

Pearl St. Salad Dressing

This recipe is insanely simple and definitely a crowd pleaser.

I've been making this for over a decade and since I learned the recipe I can rarely eat anything but my homemade dressing. I've even been known, to my husband's dismay, to carry it in my purse if we are going somewhere that doesn't serve just oil and vinegar.

Picky, I know.

But this dressing will change your life.

Pearl St. Salad Dressing

Peal St. Salad Dressing
makes 2 cups

Ingredients ::
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup white sugar (I usually use Splenda)
1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions ::
Combine vinegar, sugar, and ranch packet in a large (2 cup) jar and shake to combine. Add in olive oil and shake again. Be sure to shake up this vinaigrette very well before serving, it separates quickly. 

Pearl St. Salad Dressing

Surprisingly this dressing doesn't have a ranch taste at all. It is something completely different, not too sweet, and not too sour.

I tend to carry it around in a large olive oil bottle, it works great for work lunches. However, kids tend to ask me what I'm drinking, and a few adults have asked if I'm drinking olive oil.

I usually say it's salad dressing, but I've been known to sop up every ounce of it with bread.

I'd probably drink it straight from the bottle if provoked.

Don't judge, it's that good.
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