Creamy Lemon Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Creamy Lemon Dressing Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Creamy Lemon Dressing

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"This tangy lemony dressing makes a creamy addition to salads or is great drizzled over grilled fish. Try it over a butter lettuce, grape tomatoes, and English cucumber salad. Try substituting plain Greek yogurt for the sour cream."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Slowly whisk olive oil into the lemon juice mixture until thickened. Whisk sour cream into the mixture. Transfer the dressing to a sealable container.
  2. Refrigerate 15 minutes to overnight.
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Sep 27, 2012

Yum! I added an extra splash of lemon juice and used a little less greek yogurt than called for. Delish! Second time around I added a splash of red wine vinegar (just because I love it) and it was a great addition too!

 
Jan 24, 2014

I used plain yogurt and added either oregano or thyme. It goes without saying, I added extra garlic. Very tasty!

 
Jan 11, 2013

I've tried several lemon dressing and this is by far the BEST!! THanks!

 
May 24, 2013

I changed this recipe to make it healthier, and it was still delicious. I didn't add salt, I only used 1 tbs EVOO and I used 1/2 cup of plain non-fat regular yogurt(not greek)instead of sour cream. This cut the fat by 70% and the consistency stayed the same since regular fat-free yogurt is runnier than sour cream, thus less oil is necessary. I served right away, without refrigerating.

 
Dec 16, 2012

I'm a lemon lover---that's for sure. I did like this, but it was missing something when I used it on my salad tonight. I added a little balsamic vinegar to my salad, and that made this very good, so I'm thinking that for a salad it needed just a very very little bit of sweetness--maybe honey or a pinch of sugar--just to cut that acid. If I try this tomorrow and I have a different take on it, I'll come back and edit my opinion. I'll be glad to try this on fish!

 
Apr 27, 2014

My new favorite dressing! I made a few changes, the most significant one being the amount of garlic: even though I usually double it in everything, I only used 1 clove after trying it with 3 and burping garlicky for 2 days. Also, I use 3/4 cup fat free yogurt to 1/4 cup olive oil to reduce fat because, trust me, this salad dressing is so delicious you will want to slather your veggies in it!!

 
Aug 21, 2014

I just tried it and its great!!!

 
Mar 04, 2014

This is very bright and very light if sour cream is subbed with Greek yogurt and..... a good splash of Worcestershire and a little more salt softens the tart edginess of the lemon and yogurt.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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