Creamy Lemon Dressing

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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30 m servings 156 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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.


  1. 17 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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

Most helpful critical review

It was missing something.

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

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 w...

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 go...

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

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 cre...

This was a fresh tasting dressing. Would also be good dressing on chicken

This is quite tasty as written, but becomes five stars if you add a touch of honey (that helps with the acidity coming from the lemon). I didn't have sour cream so I used plain yogurt, which wor...

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...

I added 2 tsp on honey as others have suggested and liked honey balancing the tartness of lemon. Turned out well. Will make it again. Excellent recipe. - Lata

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