Nif's Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

"I needed to come up with a salad dressing tonight and this is what I came up with! This is close to a Caesar Salad dressing, but without the egg and anchovies. It was perfect with a chopped up head of romaine. Feel free to top this with croutons and shredded parmesan. Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
3/4 cup




  • Make a garlic paste. To make the paste, place the clove on a cutting board and chop or mince. Sprinkle the salt on the garlic; it will help break down the garlic. Put your knife on the garlic at a 40 degree angle, almost completely flat. Scrape the garlic with the side of your blade until you end up with a paste.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and chill in the fridge for about an hour.

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  1. travelbyrecipe
    Very tasty. Added juice of small lemon, I like tart tastes for salad.
  2. CoffeeB
    This is sooo delicious. Another great dressing recipe from my favorite go-to-for dressing gal. A must try for everyone that's a garlic lover!!!! YUMMY!!!
  3. mama smurf
    I cut this recipe in half but made as written (using a whole garlic clove). Wonderfully delicious! Served this on romaine, onions, mushrooms and radishes...delicious. Definately going into my "Favorites for 2011" and one that I will use often. Thank you. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.
  4. DallasMimi
    This was good but it seemed so thick. I did use Hellmanns low fat mayo and a low fat sour cream. So, I added 2 tsp. of white balsamic vinegar and that seemed to help. By the time I let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour, it was pretty thick again. Didn't really bother the flavor-just needed to be careful not to put too much dressing on our salad ingredients.
  5. lazyme
    This was so simple and so great tasting. I must admit that I didn't use low-fat mayo or sour cream - but loved the flavor and texture of this dressing. I probably used a little more garlic - in my kitchen you can never have too much garlic, mushrooms, or onions, lol. Thanks Nif for sharing your great creation. Made for Went To The Market Tag.


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