Parmesan Parsley Dressing

With the lack of prepared & bottled salad dressing, I have grown so accustomed to using fresh squeezed lime juice on my salads that I don’t miss the bottles anymore. But, every so often, I want a bit more on my salad. Here is what I use when it is one of those days.

Parmesan Parsley DressingParmesan Parsley Dressing


1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of fresh chopped parsley
1/2 cup of chopped green onions
1/4 cup of rice vinegar
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 garlic cloves


Combine parmesan cheese, parsley, green onions, vinegar, mustard, sugar, olive oil, salt and garlic cloves in a blender. Puree until smooth. Use as a dressing for salad.

For my salad, I combined a salad mix, chopped arugula and shredded carrots. The dressing was served alongside the salad. Why? Because Peruvians eat only fresh squeezed lime juice on their salads.

Yield: Makes 1 cup
Source: Adapted from Cooking Light

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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20 Responses

  1. Kalyn says:

    This sounds just wonderful. Yum.

  2. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    I sounds wonderful and it is beautiful! I really dislike salad dressing jars in the fridge. Seems like one day you look and there are 5 of them each with 2 teaspoons left in them – uck. I really would rather use some olive oil and lemon, lime or vinegar.

  3. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    This has the same great color as Green Goddess dressing. I’ll save this recipe until the parsley is abundant in the herb garden.

  4. Suzana says:

    I’m not such a great parsley lover but this dressing makes me rethink it! I love the bright green colour!

  5. Jj says:

    Sounds – and looks – so good. I’ve never tried a pairing of Paremesan and parsley, thanks!

  6. Amy says:

    Sounds delicious! I’m always looking for new ideas for homemade salad dressings (we never buy the bottled stuff, either.) Lately I’ve just been doing lemon juice, olive oil, s&p but I have a bunch of parsley that needs to be used up — I think this will be perfect! 🙂

  7. PheMom says:

    Look how pretty and vibrant that looks!

  8. mimi says:

    love this fresh green dressing! i’m growing parsley this year and will definitely make some of this once we have enough.

  9. dobetter says:

    That looks beautiful! Again, amazing photos! That looks like something directly out of the cooking light photo gallery.

  10. SteamyKitchen says:

    great recipe! I made a mint version!

  11. Aran says:

    love the color!!

  12. maybelles parents says:

    great recipe.

  13. Antonio Tahhan says:

    What a fantastic dressing! It’s even like a pesto and I just wrote a post dedicated to how much I LOVE pesto. You shouldn’t miss the bottled stuff – your stuff is a million times better!!

  14. Lauren @ Parsnips Aplenty says:

    One of my favorite combinations! The dressing looks great.

  15. My Sweet & Saucy says:

    The dressing looks great! Such a pretty color!

  16. My Sweet & Saucy says:

    The dressing looks great! Such a pretty color!

  17. Jaime says:

    that looks delicious! there is a cilantro dressing at trader joe’s that i love! i only wish i lived near one

  18. Cara says:

    This sounds delicious – and easy to swap the parsely with other herbs if desired. yum!

  19. RecipeGirl says:

    Well, homemade is SO much better than those bottles anyways. I’m so dissatisfied when I have a salad with bottled dressing. I have loads of parsley always growing in our courtyard so this sounds like a great way to utilize it!

  20. katiez says:

    I totally agree! I missed them at first, but now I’m in such a habit of making my own, I’d never go back. I’m going to be posting my favorite this week…And I’m adding this one to my pantry… I’ve got lots of parsley.

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