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Fresh Basil Salad Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2-1/2 cups

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
Fresh Basil Salad Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • justmbeth
    Jan 14, 2021

    I made this last summer when my basil plants were overflowing. It dressed up salads quite nicely.

  • GHC
    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
    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.