Creamy Salad Dressing, Three Ways

Creamy Salad Dressing, Three Ways

Creamy Salad Dressing, Three Ways


A big salad packed with protein and topped with a homemade creamy salad dressing makes for a satisfying meal. Surprisingly, most creamy dressings share the same base ingredients with just a few changes in seasonings. These versatile dressing recipes can also be used as dips for fresh vegetables, and the Cilantro-Lime Dressing is perfect for drizzling over tacos


1 C. mayonnaise

½ C. sour cream

½ C. milk

2 T. lemon juice

1 tsp. kosher salt

¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper



1½ tsp. dried dill

¼ tsp. paprika

1 garlic clove, minced



2 tsp. Dijon mustard

1 tsp. unseasoned rice vinegar

1 tsp. granulated sugar

2 garlic cloves, minced



Juice and zest of 1 lime

¼ tsp. ground cumin

¼ C. fresh cilantro, minced

1 garlic clove, minced


In a bowl, whisk together all of the base dressing ingredients until well combined. Stir in the additional ingredients for the specific dressing you’re making.  Riff: Make ranch recipe and add ½ C. blue cheese crumbles

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