Thisclose to East Side Mario's Salad Dressing

Total Time
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

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all in a measuring cup, and mix with an immersion blender.
  2. Pour into a container and refrigerate.
  3. The longer it sits, the better it gets.
  4. Prep time is cooking time.
  5. 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.


Most Helpful

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 !

laurd March 14, 2016

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.

Kim G. November 20, 2015

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.

Lydia D. June 25, 2015

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