Creamy Pesto Dressing

Creamy Pesto Dressing - this salad dressing is SO yummy and it only takes a handful of ingredients! Buttermilk, mayo, sour cream, pesto, and parmesan cheese!

Hello my Pesto lovers! This super simple recipe is inspired by one of our favorite restaurants – Old Spaghetti Factory. Have you been there before? They serve a small salad before each meal and it’s topped with the most delicious Creamy Pesto Dressing, which is what we tried to re-create for you today. I don’t know about you, but salad is something we always have in our fridge, but it doesn’t always get eaten unless we have a yummy dressing to go with it. Fortunately, this Pesto dressing is very simple and is so delicious, that it will turn any salad into a million bucks!!

Yes, we love ranch and the other classic bottled dressings, but sometimes you just can’t do any better than homemade dressing. If you love pesto, we highly recommend trying this simple recipe. It really is delicious and adds so much flavor to the salad. We usually just add croutons, but adding some shaved Parmesan or chicken strips would be even better. 😉

Creamy Pesto Dressing - this salad dressing is SO yummy and it only takes a handful of ingredients! Buttermilk, mayo, sour cream, pesto, and parmesan cheese!Creamy Pesto Dressing - this salad dressing is SO yummy and it only takes a handful of ingredients! Buttermilk, mayo, sour cream, pesto, and parmesan cheese!

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Pesto Salad Dressing:

Creamy Pesto Dressing
 
Creamy Pesto Dressing - this salad dressing is SO yummy and it only takes a handful of ingredients! Buttermilk, mayo, sour cream, pesto, and parmesan cheese!
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • ½ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 TB pesto
  • 2 TB grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients until well combined.
  2. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Savory Sweet Life

TRIED & TRUE FINDINGS:

  • DIFFICULTY: super simple
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: makes 1 cup
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: increased amounts to make more (we have a big family)
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: will serve the salad with grilled chicken and shaved Parmesan.

This is another one of our favorite salad dressing recipes:

Copycat recipe for Cafe Rio's Ranch Dressing - we LOVE this stuff! It's made with cilantro, mayo, ranch seasoning, sour cream, & jalapenos!

Cafe Rio’s Cilantro Ranch Salad Dressing

And for more great salad recipes, check out:

 

ENJOY!

Creamy Pesto Dressing - this salad dressing is SO yummy and it only takes a handful of ingredients! Buttermilk, mayo, sour cream, pesto, and parmesan cheese!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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