Old Fashioned Sour Cream Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins


  1. Stir together salt, sugar, and paprika with lemon juice and vinegar until salt and sugar are dissolved.
  2. Whisk in sour cream, blending until smooth.


Most Helpful

When I mixed this up, I was concerned because it is quite ---- no, I mean QUITE ---- tart! I thought perhaps that I'd read the recipe wrong (I didn't) or that Sue had meant more than 1 teaspoon of sugar (perhaps a Tablespoon?) I was wrong on both counts. While it might overpower some of the more mild-tasting greens, my usual romaine lettuce and onion salad benefitted quite nicely from this dressing. I imagine a spinach salad would be good as well. I also tried it with lime juice, which was very good (actually, I made that first, since I'd started the recipe before realizing I was out of lemons) I used up the last bit of the one with lime today, mixing it with some lightly steamed (still crispy) cabbage that was leftover from dinner last night. It was excellent. I was curious to see if it would work on fruit salad, so yesterday I tried some on a mixture of canned pineapple and sour cherries. That was also excellent. Thank you, Sue, for this versatile dressing!

ThatBobbieGirl June 22, 2002

OMG Sue, this was GREAT! It sounded too easy, but it made a Wonderful Dressing, Great Taste! Thanks!!

Teresa M July 23, 2002

Reminds me of the sour cream dressing at Coco's.

Chef de PARTY March 27, 2012

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