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Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette Recipe

Nothing beats a fresh-tasting homemade vinaigrette in an equally tasty and healthy fresh salad or sandwich. That’s exactly what Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette is best for.

But even though the parmesan vinaigrette has been around for years, Subway has recently replaced their famous sandwich condiment with a lighter and not so popular version.

So, if you’re missing the creamy and salty parmesan flavor with a zing of white wine vinegar, you’ve landed on the right page.

We’ve prepared a simple Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette recipe that will put a smile on your face.

How to Make Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette

Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette is your go-to recipe if you’re tired of the light dressings you’ve used. It comes together in minutes, and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry.

You can make a basic vinaigrette with a few simple ingredients. And with some notable adjustments, it will become a flavorful and delicious Subway-style dressing.

The lemon and olive oil will create a beautiful tart and fruity marriage, while the honey adds a touch of sweetness, and the Parmesan lends the saltiness. Plus, the Dijon mustard will act like a natural emulsifier to bind the vinaigrette together.

So, let’s see how much of each ingredient you’ll need to balance things perfectly.

Ingredients:

(16 servings)

  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp chopped garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)

Instructions:

The main thing you must know about the Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette is that it is pretty easy to make. Just shake the ingredients in a jar or whisk them in a bowl. Either way, it elevates any fresh green salad into something special.

However, there are also a few tricks to consider.

It is better to leave the parmesan vinaigrette at room temperature once you mix it. Then, pull it out before dinner and give it a good shake. And although there is no honey in our ingredients, you may want to add it to bring up the sweetness and add a flavor twist to the original parmesan vinaigrette.

Besides, don’t be afraid to add some of your favorite herbs. Some fresh rosemary, sage, or thyme will go great in this dressing.

Step 1:

Find a clean mason jar with a tightly fitted lid. Add the olive oil, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and finely chopped garlic.

Step 2:

Place the lid tightly and give it a good shake for about a minute. Alternatively, whisk your Parmesan Vinaigrette in a measuring cup or a small bowl with a wire whisk.

Besides, you can also mix the ingredients in a food processor or with an immersion blender. Let it sit.

Note: although using a blender or food processor might seem the best option, a mason jar is more common, faster, and easier.

Step 3:

Re-shake the jar with the lid on to recombine the ingredients once your Parmesan Vinaigrette sits at room temperature and drizzle over your green salad.

That’s it. Enjoy!

Ingredient Substitution

Although the original Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette calls for a set of ingredients, you can make any adjustments due to preferences or dietary requirements.

We recommend trying these out.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apple cider and packs a sour, fruity punch. So, you can confidently use apple cider vinegar instead of white wine vinegar. Both have similar “robust” flavors that complement identical recipes.

You’ll go in a little less subtle direction with apple cider vinegar than you would with the white wine. Still, you can freely swap it in a 1:1 ratio.

Spicy brown mustard

If you don’t have Dijon mustard at hand or just want to spice things up a little, we’ve got a perfect substitute for you—spicy brown mustard. It has a more intense flavor and texture than Dijon mustard.

Although it has a textured appearance, it is not as smooth. Plus, you might need to use less of what the recipe calls for because of its bold and zesty flavors. Even so, try it out by swapping in a 1:1 ratio.

Lime juice

Since lemons and limes go hand-in-hand, they can often be used interchangeably. Like lemons, limes are tart and acidic and have the same pH level, which helps preserve food.

Lime juice does impart a slightly different flavor, but it isn’t that noticeable. So squeeze some lime juice with the citrus squeezer and substitute the lemon juice in your Parmesan Vinaigrette.

What to Serve with Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette

Although Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette was originally used in sandwiches, there are plenty of uses for this dressing. It is suitable for crunchy romaine, pasta salad, or other vegetables.

However, we must admit it works well on Italian dishes, especially if you sprinkle some oregano.

Check out these sides for an outstanding Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette pairing.

Turkey Sandwich

One sandwich that comes to mind if we’re talking about the Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette is the Turkey sandwich. It is a classic combination of flavors, a savory sauce, and fresh and crunchy lettuce.

The vinegar infused Parmesan Vinaigrette spread generously on the bread before loading the sandwich provides a perfect tangy contrast to the roasted turkey ham and complements the lettuce and tomatoes.

Grilled salmon

Next time you cook a whole fish, use Parmesan Vinaigrette as a finishing sauce instead of butter. Whether you’re cooking milk dorade or deep-fried shrimp, lemon-based vinaigrette will work perfectly on any of them.

However, for an ultimate experience, we recommend going for grilled salmon. This Parmesan Vinaigrette is an easy sauce that will take fatty fish like salmon to a better place. The best thing is that you can whip up your vinaigrette dressing while the salmon is cooking.

Potato salad

Once you try Parmesan Vinaigrette, you will never return to your regular salad dressings. The simple mayo-slathered potato salad will be a relic of the past.

Just toss some of your Parmesan Vinaigrette with freshly boiled and chopped potatoes, and you’ll forget all about how it used to taste.

Noodle salad

Rice noodle salad and Parmesan Vinaigrette is a pairing that was always meant to be. Dipping hot noodles into seasoned vinegar is one of the most popular ways to enjoy it, as the rice noodles absorb the flavors of this rich dressing.

For a better taste, you can swap white wine vinegar with rice vinegar and toss some shallots in to make up your new favorite staple.

How to Store Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette

Obviously, as with all the salad dressings and condiments, it’s best to use Parmesan Vinaigrette as soon as you make it. Especially considering it takes less than 10 minutes to put together.

Still, if you want to make a large batch, you should know how to preserve its rich flavors.

Store Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette on the Counter

The simplest and most common way to store Parmesan Vinaigrette is by canning it in a jar. Other containers with a tight top also work well, allowing you to shake the vinaigrette when needed quickly.

Simple vinaigrette like these can be kept on the counter in the pantry for two weeks. Besides adding acidity to the dressing, the lemon juice will help it survive for this long.

Store Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette in the Fridge

If you go for the classic recipe we shared, it is unnecessary to store Parmesan Vinaigrette in the fridge. However, the garlic will deteriorate, and the chilling may slow it down.

But keep an eye on the color. If it begins to fade, toss the vinaigrette out.

Store Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette in the Freezer

Nothing compares to the fresh Parmesan Vinaigrette. However, if you need to store it for later, consider freezing it. The vinegar-based vinaigrette fare well in a freezer. But note that the consistency will change after thawing.

So, you’ll need to give it a good whisk. Freezing helps Parmesan Vinaigrette last for up to 6 months.

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Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette Recipe

Savory and rich flavors of the Subway Parmesan Vinaigrette will take any green salad, fish, meat, or sandwich to a new level. It takes 10 minutes of your time and a good shake to make a masterpiece!
5 from 13 votes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Italian
Servings 16
Calories 141 kcal
Equipment
  • bowl
  • whisk
  • Jar for storing
Ingredients
  
  • cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
 
  • Find a clean mason jar with a tightly fitted lid. Add the olive oil, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and finely chopped garlic.
  • Place the lid tightly and give it a good shake for about a minute. Alternatively, you can whisk your Parmesan Vinaigrette in a measuring cup or a small bowl with a wire whisk.
    Besides, you can also mix the ingredients in a food processor or with an immersion blender. Let it sit.
    Note: although using a blender or food processor might seem like the best option, a mason jar is more common, faster, and easier.
  • Re-shake the jar with the lid on to recombine the ingredients once your Parmesan Vinaigrette sits at room temperature, and drizzle over your green salad. That’s it. Enjoy!
Nutrition
Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 4.3gProtein: 3.7gFat: 12.6gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 5.7mgSodium: 227.9mgPotassium: 362.8mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 0.8gVitamin A: 3055IUVitamin C: 17.8mgCalcium: 117.6mgIron: 1.5mg

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