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Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing

The easiest recipes are always the best. Two essential flavors in my kitchen - pepper and Parmigiano - together in a rich creamy dressing that takes only a few seconds to make. This dressing is great on salad but is wonderful for sandwiches and wraps! 

You do have to use the real thing in this recipe. Cheap imitation Parmigiano won't have the rich flavor that makes this dressing.

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Assemble the ingredients

Ingredients for Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing

From left, clockwise: pepper, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (in the grater), milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk.

Make the dressing

  • Grate the Parmigiano-Reggiano. My rotary grater makes grating cheese simple and is easy on the hands. Grate the Parmigiano-Reggiano. My rotary grater makes grating cheese simple and is easy on the hands.
  • Add the grated parmesan to a blender or mini-chopper. Add the grated parmesan to a blender or mini-chopper.
  • Add the mayonnaise. Add the mayonnaise.
  • Add the milk. Add the milk.
  • Add the buttermilk. Add the buttermilk.
  • Add the pepper. If you like your dressing with more zing, add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Add the pepper. If you like your dressing with more zing, add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Process until smooth and well blended. Process until smooth and well blended.
  • Done. Chill for at least an hour before serving. Done. Chill for at least an hour before serving.