Rich and flavorful dressing, could also be served as dip. Great on juicy iceberg salad!
I was wanting a different salad idea to serve as a side to my Mushroom and Garlic Pizza and a search for pancetta as an ingredient found this. All I can say is YUM! I did serve the dressing over chopped romaine hearts, but otherwise followed a downsized version of this recipe perfectly. I like the balance that the pancetta, onion, garlic, and fresh thyme provide to what could be an ordinary heavy creamy dressing. There are bursts of flavor that really make the salad special. Thanks for adopting the recipe.
I have inappropriate feelings about this dressing that fill me with shame. There is no telling what would happen if I were left alone with a bowl of this. It is pure rich and delicious heaven. The combo may seem a tad weird -- a somewhat sophisticated dressing laced with pancetta and thyme on what many think of as a lower class of lettuce but it works out perfectly. The light watery crunch of the iceburg is a great backdrop for the creamy bold dressing. I think this dressing would make a killer dip as well.