Garlic Sour Cream Salad Dressing Recipe

garlic sour cream dressing

A quick and tasty salad can be made with this garlic sour cream salad dressing recipe.

Dressing for Success

Making your own salad dressing is easy and a great idea if you are on a diet or if you just want to eat more natural foods by making your own salad dressing. This recipe for garlic sour cream salad dressing is easily modified to a low fat recipe.

I like the flavor of roasted garlic, plus the roasting turns it into a creamy paste so it blends well with the sour cream in the dressing. Roasted garlic adds a smoky sweet garlic flavor to the dressing.

Get into Your Head

To roast a head of garlic, you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the top off the head of garlic and place the garlic on a sheet of foil. Drizzle some olive oil onto the cut surface of the garlic and sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, then let the garlic cool.

Roasted garlic can be used in just about any recipe that calls for garlic. The roasting brings out the sweetness of the garlic and mutes the sharpness. If you like, you can roast two heads of garlic and use one as a spread for toast. Just push the cloves out of the head and spread them on.

Garlic Sour Cream Salad Dressing Recipe

This dressing is great with any tossed salad, but a wild lettuce mix would be a great match.


  • 1 head of roasted garlic
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  1. After roasting the garlic, let it cool.
  2. Push the cloves out of the head and put it into your food processor.
  3. Add the sour cream and yogurt.
  4. Pulse a few times until very smooth.
  5. Add the salt, pepper, and chives.
  6. Pulse again and taste for seasoning.
  7. To make this a low fat dressing, go with a light sour cream.
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Garlic Sour Cream Salad Dressing Recipe