Paula's Pretty in Pink Salad Dressing

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Misa

Born of sheer laziness, a variation of a Paula Deen recipe. This is a salad dressing for a spinach salad in Paula Deen Celebrates cookbook. It is wonderful on any kind of salad, not just spinach. I was feeling a bit lazy, and decided I'd rather clean my immersion blender rather than my regular blender when I made it; the dressing emulsified into this lovely pink froth with pepper specks. Servings are approximate, based on the spinach salad recipe.

Top Review by Realtor by day, Chef by night

We loved this dressing. I used olive oil instead of the other oil. Mine didn't come out pink at all but I didn't care. I'll be making this again and again. I think it would make a great marinade for chicken, too. Thanks for sharing this one.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients into a tall container and blend with an immersion blender until emulsified. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Notes: I used a KitchenAid immersion blender on setting 1. Also, you don't have to use a stick blender. If you don't care about the dressing emulsifying, you can shake everything together in a tightly sealed jar or mix in a regular blender. In the original recipe, Paula used vegetable oil and just called for regular black pepper.

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