Salad Bar Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing

Salad Bar Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing

Salad Bar Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing

Total Time: 2 hr 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive: 2 hr
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Level: Easy

Ingredients

Dressing:
1 to 2 cloves garlic
Salt
2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 tablespoon fresh chives
3 fresh basil leaves
1 cup (real) mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
Cayenne pepper, as needed
Paprika, as needed
Worcestershire sauce, as needed

Salad:
2 iceberg heads, cut into chunks
1/2 cup grated Cheddar
2 carrots, shredded
1 cucumber, sliced
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Method:

1. For the dressing: Mince the garlic with a knife and then sprinkle about 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of salt on it and mash it into a paste with a fork. Chop the parsley, chives and basil very finely and add to the garlic.

2. In a bowl, combine the garlic mixture, mayonnaise, sour cream, Parmesan, cayenne, paprika and Worcestershire, tasting frequently and adjusting the seasonings as needed. Chill for a couple of hours before serving. Thin with a little milk before using if desired.

3. For the salad: To assemble, layer chunks of the iceberg lettuce on a platter. In lines, lay on the grated cheese, shredded carrots and cucumber slices, and sprinkle the sunflower seeds over the top. Drizzle on the dressing and serve.

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