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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweet Chili Salad Dressing

I realized I had never posted here one of my personal favorites for homemade dressing. I made this up while experimenting with making a creamy parm like a local Italian place. I never achieved their dressing, but rather ended up with something completely different, and completely awesome. I do end up buying the mayo and the sweet chili sauce, but you can easily, easily make both those things. Google for recipes and you'll come up with plenty to choose from. I just feel that I can't spend all my time in the kitchen, no matter how fun that would be :) Enjoy!

Sweet Chili Salad Dressing

1/3 c sweet chili sauce (look for it in the Asian food section)
3/4 c mayo
milk to thin
1/2 t fresh ground black pepper
1/4 c grated parmesan
1 t onion powder or grated onion (yes grate the onion, and make sure to do it over the bowl so you catch the juices)
1 t granulated garlic or 2 cloves grated garlic (same as the onion folks)

Whisk this all together until it is well blended, and use the milk to thin to your desired consistency.

This stuff only gets better with time, developing a great bite by the next morning. Make sure to refrigerate!
Posted over at Homestead Revival's Homemade Dressing Exchange:


  1. Abby, thanks for linking up to the Salad Dressing Recipe Exchange! My husband is going to love this recipe - he adores Chili Sauce! (Any anything else spicy for that matter!) I'm looking forward to giving this a try.

  2. I just dropped by because I saw your recipe listed on Homestead Revival. My goodness this looks good! I think my daughter and I just might have to try this one. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This salad dressing recipe sounds unique - love chili sauce! Will try this on our next salad night. Thanks for sharing.


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