Fresh Basil Salad Dressing Recipe
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Fresh Basil Salad Dressing Recipe

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My sour cream and basil dressing has fancy bistro flavor. We serve it with salad; it’s also a tasty addition to baked potatoes, bread salads and veggies. —Deborah Comeaux, Pocomoke City, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 green onion, cut into large pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 104 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Place the basil, onion and garlic in a food processor. Cover and process until finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients; cover and process until blended. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Fresh Basil Salad Dressing in Taste of Home April/May 2016, p12

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GHC User ID: 6734665 257773
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2016

"We made it this summer on vacation and really enjoyed it. Used minced garlic, reduced-fat mayonnaise and reduced-fat sour cream and fresh lemon juice. Served it with cooked chicken tortellini, fresh mozzarella marinated with olive oil, herbs & spices, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil. Highly recommend!"

Selene K User ID: 2103818 256104
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2016

"Really knew we would love this dressing. It had all our favorite flavor ingredients. Followed the recipe exactly. Unfortunately it was a fail and ended up up throwing it away. We seldom throw food away because I can usually add something to make it salvageable. Not this time. Sorry."

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