Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
When we lived in Ontario and Nova Scotia, we'd go to East Side Mario's two to three times per month, mostly for the free salad and bread. I LOVE their dressing, and since we moved to Manitoba, I have been looking for a copycat of that dressing. This is pretty close. I found the basic recipe on another site, and modified it slightly
- 1 cup vegetable oil (Olive is a little too strong)
- 1⁄2 cup white vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon thyme
- Combine all in a measuring cup, and mix with an immersion blender.
- Pour into a container and refrigerate.
- The longer it sits, the better it gets.
- Prep time is cooking time.
- To make this truly authentic, make the salad with iceberg lettuce, rounds of red onion, hot pickled peppers (we don't like them, but the salad comes with two), croutons and oodles of grated parm cheese- the fresh stuff, not out of a can.
I just recreated this recipe.. yes its not "exactly like" but its definitely on the right track and just as addicting. I read the amounts wrong and doubled the onion and garlic powder and it still turned out fantastic. Love and thanks for posting !
This recipe has been floating around the net for a while. It is an okay salad dressing but it is not much like the ESM garden salad dressing.
I thought this salad dressing was quite gross. The vinegar is very overpowering. It is also very runny. I don't think it resembles East Side Marios at all. I don't recommend using this recipe.