Old Fashioned Sour Cream Salad Dressing

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Ready In:
1 1/4 cups




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

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  1. 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!
  2. OMG Sue, this was GREAT! It sounded too easy, but it made a Wonderful Dressing, Great Taste! Thanks!!
  3. Reminds me of the sour cream dressing at Coco's.
  4. Sounds good. Gonna try it. Could be a bit bland for us and think I will add some feta and crushed garlic.
  5. Just made up a batch of this and then whipped up an amazing salad with this as my dressing. Awesome. I follow a low carb/high healthy fat eating style so I use a full fat, pasture raised sour cream and then followed the rest of the recipe completely. I will be using this in my salad dressing rotation often.


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