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Creamy Italian Dressing

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

This creamy vinaigrette pairs best with a crisp lettuce such as iceberg or romaine.
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 minced shallot
1 garlic clove , minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper

1. BLOOM Whisk vinegar, Parmesan, shallot, garlic, oregano, and pepper flakes in small bowl. Microwave until cheese is melted (vinegar will look cloudy) and mixture is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Let cool.

2. ASSEMBLE DRESSING Process mayonnaise, sour cream, basil, and vinegar mixture in food processor until smooth. With motor running, slowly add oil until incorporated, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Serve. (Dressing can be refrigerated in airtight container for 4 days.)

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