Creamy Salad Dressing With Sour Cream

Creamy Salad Dressing With Sour Cream

The Spruce / Bahareh Niati

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
125 Calories
13g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 16mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This creamy salad dressing is a delicious blend of sour cream with vinegar and seasonings. The recipe is easily doubled or tripled. Feel free to add some fresh chopped chives, a little dill weed, or fresh basil for extra color and flavor.

This is a simple dressing but a nice one for a basic tossed salad or a heartier salad with beef or chicken. You could also try it with a simple chicken or steak salad.

For a different version, try this Easy Tex-Mex Sour Cream Salad Dressing recipe.


  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Creamy salad dressing with sour cream ingredients

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  2. Whisk together the salt, pepper, paprika, sugar, garlic powder, oil, and vinegar until sugar is dissolved.

    Whisk together the salt, pepper, paprika, sugar, garlic powder, oil, and vinegar

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  3. Add sour cream and whisk the mixture briskly to combine.

    Add sour cream to the spice mixture and whisk together

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  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Creamy salad dressing with sour cream

    The Spruce / Bahareh Niati


  • Jazz it up a bit by adding a little dill, or basil, or your favorite herb.
  • Use minced garlic in place of the garlic powder.
  • This dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to two days. But, it is so easy to make, just prepare it fresh, and make only what you need.