Maggiano's is one of my fave places, and we always get this salad. I made some changes and believe it to be RIGHT ON. Here they are: 1. like you mentioned, 1 cup of vegtable oil 2. 2 TABLESPOONS of sugar, instead of teaspoons. 3. the bleu cheese really HAS to be gorgonzola This is soooo good. My husband and I have been eating it for DAYS... just can't get enough of it! He can't believe that we can now have this salad at home... and nightly! Our tummies thank you sooo much!!!!
This is really wonderful! I made 2 salads for dinner but will be making enough for a crowd today.
The combination of flavors is to die for. I used Maito's recipe for crispy prosciutto >baking at 350F on parchment paper for 13 mins. is the perfect way to crisp up the prosciutto w/o adding more fat to the recipe. I scaled back on the oil and doubled the red wine vinegar. It was perfect. I cannot wait to share this with my family later today. Update: the teens and adults went crazy for this! Made for Best of 2012 Tag game!
I made this the other night for our dinner and chose to add more veggies. I subbed green onions for the red onions, added sliced carrots, celery and cucumbers. I chose to follow the directions for baking the prosciutto in the oven, worked like a charm and really enjoyed that bacon like flavor, as well as the crisp texture, to the salad. I would personally add more vinegar and salt for my tastes, but that is just a personal taste, as my DS's girlfriend loved it just the way it was written. Thanks for sharing a great new salad recipe!! Made for "Best of 2012 Tag Game"
Never had this at their restaurant, but what a super salad! I oven crisped the prosciutto like in Fig and Crispy Prosciutto Salad and used a quarter of the oil. It was really delicious. I think I might add just a tad more vinegar next time. I made 1/8 the dressing (and it was more than enough), but half the salad ingredients for 2 people.
Miagganno's Salad is one of my favorites! I made this dressing recipe but changed it a bit. I didn't use any water, only 1 cup of oil and I upped the sugar to my taste. I think the extra water and oil would dilute the sharpness of the vinegar which I LOVE!
Ignore my previous review per the oil. My mistake. I only added one cup of oil instead of two, but still had to add more sugar for that sweet taste in their great salad!
This is my favorite dressing EVER and I love that Maggiano's salad - this gets really close to the restaurant version. I change the salad a bit and just add bacon bits ( the big bag from costco) and it seems the same to me. Much faster & easier.....I put it in a squirt bottle and it last quite a while in the fridge. So glad to find this as the closest Magianno's is 90 miles so I don't get there much!
Yummy salad, although I did make a few changes. I left out the prosciutto(don't eat meat) and used all romaine lettuce. Love the tartness of the blue cheese with the sweetness of the dressing. Thanks! Made for Best of 2012 game.
Really miss this salad, and living near a Maggiano's! What a treat to have this at home and in my lunchbox - I made changes suggested by other reviewers (using gorgonzola, reducing oil, increasing sugar). This makes a LOT of dressing so I would reduce the overall amount next time. I thought the water in the dressing could be a typo but it was great. You would never know it was "watered down" and I will do this more often with other oil/vinegar dressings to reduce calories.
It's been awhile since I've had the original at Maggiano's, but 2 C of oil is WAY too much. Great recipe but I would absolutely cut the oil in half. Other than that, the rest of the recipe seems to be pretty close.