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Loretto Salad Dressing (NY)


From the Castle Restaurant (Olean, NY) (now out of business). A copycat simplified home cook version that's easy to make.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup tomato juice
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
teaspoon red hot pepper sauce
or cayenne pepper
1 clove garlic
small, crushed or garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
or romano (optional)


Add all ingredients into a food processor (or bowl) and process (or blend well) for one minute.

Transfer to a mason jar and seal tightly.

Refrigerate for at least one hour or until ready to use.

Shake well before using.

Original restaurant version of the recipe


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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I have been searching for this recipe for years. It tastes exactly as I remembered. Many thanks for sharing this excellent salad dressing recipe.

almost 11 years ago

You are welcome. It is great that you were able to find your long lost recipe here.


Interesting...never heard of this till one week ago when it was served at a dinner I attended...and I loved it. Can't wait to make it!

over 9 years ago

I have the recipe and it calls for tomato soup not tomato juice. Will have to try this one. Either way the Castle was a great place!

about 9 years ago

The original recipe calls for tomato soup not tomato juice.

about 9 years ago

Gene Robak

Sorry but this is not the original recipe..

over 7 years ago

I made this recipe and it didn't taste like the Loretto Dressing I remember.

- over 7 years ago

How about their meatballs? Anyone have the recipe?

over 7 years ago

I also have a different recipe with tomato soup.

about 7 years ago

United States

This is not correct sorry. Keep trying

about 7 years ago


This recipe might be good but, not even close to the real Loretto. Keep trying folks

about 7 years ago

This is totally not the recipe for loretto dressing. It was a corn starch paprika garlic slurry cooked to a thick paste then adding powdered egg yolks. vinegar romano cheese and lots of oil. never heard of hot sauce in the original chef lentola recipe

about 7 years ago

A touch of cayenne pepper is missing..I made this for years at Loretto Foods

about 7 years ago

my husband worked for the Castle 7 was one of a very few who were responsible to make the week's dressing. I can guarantee that there is not ONE drop of ANYTHING tomato in the recipe. Chef L, definitely taught my hub. & i remember cleaning those uniforms after a 'loretto' day

about 7 years ago

United States

Why is this recipe such a secret? They are out of business.

over 5 years ago

I think the secret ingredient he left out from the Bon Apetit magazine was Lawrys seasoned salt

about 5 years ago

United States

Roach Pit

over 3 years ago

I work there in the early 70s with chef lentola and sorry that's not the original recipe....good try but not close Robert, Jamestown ny

about 3 years ago

I worked there in 1968, the recipe was so simple it was a joke:
French dressing, tomato soup, chicken base, romano cheese, mayo and a touch of the W sauce. That's It

about 2 years ago

What is the real original Loretto salad dressing. Had it at the Castle and L’Alcove in Olean, NY

almost 2 years ago

The link of original recipe is at the end of direction.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 31g (1.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8075% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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