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This is really close- I think you will find that anchovy is one of the flavors that is missing- it is essential to the distinctive flavor. Try replacing the worchester sauce with an equal amount of quality anchovy paste & store the rest of the tube in the fridge for later.

I also used crushed raw garlic instead of granulated (I put several cloves through a garlic press) and a bit more fresh crushed pepper to give it some kick. I crave the Mellow Mushroom Greek salad all the time and this is the missing link I needed to make it at home! Thanks!

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mrl28801 October 13, 2010

This recipe was a great starting point. I brought home an extra cup of the real thing from Mellow Mushroom and was able to compare them side by side as I made some adjustments. First, as another reviewer suggested, it needs anchovy paste. I added 1 to 2 tsp. Second, the original has a pretty strong dill flavor, so I added 1 to 2 tsp of dill. Third, the original is pretty thick so I added mayo. I added more of all of the herbs and spices (and anchovy paste) as if I were doubling the recipe to maintain all the flavor (no additional vinegar, water or oil) and a cup of mayonnaise. Thanks for getting me started-without this original post I wouldn't have had a clue, but now I have a fabulous dressing!

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abdurden March 12, 2011

This was a great start! I used mayo as suggested by another poster, anchovies, and I used lemon juice and white wine vinegar. All my herbs were dried, and I used whole grain mustard because I couldn't find my Dijon. No msg either. And 3 garlic cloves replaced the garlic powder....and 2 green onions replaced the onion flakes. It came out very flavorful and very similar to the esperanza dressing. I cannot wait to eat my salad later.

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whittymoody October 04, 2015

I agree this needs anchovy paste that is the only change I made

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ymarmet August 30, 2015

After deciding that I needed this dressing in my home, I went looking for a recipe and found this one. I'm one to look for shortcuts, and after reading about the importance of adding anchovies, it made me instantly think of caesar dressing. So, I bought some Newman's creamy caesar dressing, added about 1 tbsp of dijon mustard to 2 tbsp of the caesar dressing, and then about 1 tbsp of white vinegar, and I'd be fooled if someone told me that was the real thing!

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cardiganne April 01, 2012

I made this today, and my son came over for dinner. We ALL thought it was very good, and if not exactly the same flavor as Mellow Mushroom Esperanza Dressing, so close that we could not tell the difference. I am back on the site to print out the recipe for my son. Thanks so much!

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buffettlover February 01, 2011
Mellow Mushroom Esperanza Dressing