Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Le Parisien Vinaigrette Dressing
Le Parisien Vinaigrette Dressing has been my favorite for many years, and this is the dressing I love to use to make Basil Vinaigrette! And on Saturdays I’m going to try to get more consistent about spotlighting products like this that I love and buy over and over!
In college I worked at a now-closed Utah restaurant named Le Parisien. It was a fun place, and the tips were so good that I kept waiting on tables there long after I graduated and became a teacher. At Le Parisien I made memories of serving people like Robert Redford, Vincent Price, and Billy Joel, and “the restaurant” as we called it, was where I learned to eat things like Escargot, Bernaise Sauce, and Hearts of Palm. And their famous Strawberries Romanoff got featured on the blog with a lower-carb option!
One thing that made this place a favorite with locals was this wonderful Le Parisien Vinaigrette Dressing. I ate a salad with that dressing nearly every shift I worked there, so you can imagine how excited I was when stores in Utah started carrying it. And for more years than I can remember this has been my favorite dressing for making Basil Vinaigrette!
Where can you get Le Parisien Dressing?
I don’t know how widely available this dressing is outside of Utah, but I still find it at Costco in Salt Lake and it’s listed at Costco.com. But whether or not it’s hard to find and despite skeptics who would never buy pre-made dressing, I’ve loved this dressing so much for so long it will permanently be one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, where I talk about products I love.
It’s time to make Basil Vinaigrette!
Whether or not you live somewhere that you can find this favorite dressing of mine, I’m reminding you that it’s time to trim your basil and make Basil Vinaigrette! You can use any type of low-sugar vinaigrette for the base of the Basil Vinaigrette if you don’t find this one; Newman’s Own Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing (affiliate link) is one that I’ve used many times. And at my house it wouldn’t be summer without some Basil Vinaigrette in the fridge!
What recipes do I love with Basil Vinaigrette?
Grilled Zucchini Caprese Stacks
Tomato, Olive, and Fresh Mozzarella Salad
Summer Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese
Asparagus with Basil Vinaigrette
Green Bean Summer Salad with Italian Sausage
Tomato, Hearts of Palm, Olive, and Feta Salad
Grilled Halibut with Basil Vinaigrette
Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Basil Vinaigrette
About the Products Featured Here:
All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I buy over and over, and so readers will know my opinions are completely unbiased I don’t accept products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. I purchased the salad dressing in the photos myself and this company has no idea whatsoever that I’m writing about it. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen to feature at Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.
32 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Le Parisien Vinaigrette Dressing”
Have you ever seen a recipe for this?
Nope. It’s highly emulsified, so I think it would be hard to make at home.
Yes, Costco here still carries this, but I don't have any right now. I'll try to remember to get some and come back here with that information; feel free to remind me!
Can you still get this at Costco in SLC? If so, can you give me the manufacturer's name? I would love to try and find some. I live in Louisiana, but remember with great fondness the Le Parisien Vinaigrette. Thanks.
Glad you managed to track it down. I buy it all the time at the Costco on 1800 South and 300 West in Salt Lake. In fact, I think they have had it ever since I wrote this post.
Oh my goodness! So, I have been calling all the Costco's in Utah and I have found the only two Costco's that carry this dressing! AT LAST! Hahahaha!
Murray, Utah Costco
Salt Lake, Utah Costco
Hope this helps to all those who are trying to get this dressing!
I cant find it anywhere! I called the Costco here in Salt Lake City and all of them say that they dont have it!! ]:
What Costco have you gone to find it? Also, the website is not working anymore…
MB I hope you can find it at Costco, and thanks for sharing the link for those who might want to try buying it online!
Finally! I have been looking where I can purchase this dressing I have been calling other grocery stores and I could not find anything /: but at last I'm going to COSTCO on Monday!
This has been by far my most favorite dressing!
Thank-you for the info.
I worked there in the 80s too! I think I started about 1977 and worked there about 10 years or so. Yes, you can still buy the vinaigrette in Utah; Costco has it as well as quite a few grocery stores!
I don't know if you can get it online; never checked since I buy it at Costco.
I was a waiter at Max's in the 80s – I found your fantastic blog while looking for the vinaigrette – is it still available? Will do anything (just about) to get a bottle or two.
Kalyn, I found your mozzarella salad & the subsequent link to the page about Le Parisien vinaigrette. Enjoyed your blog!