Creamy Garlic Dressing 04/14/2023
Creamy garlic dressing is a delicious and versatile sauce that can add flavor to a wide variety of dishes. Whether you’re looking for a dip for vegetables or a sauce to top your favorite salad, creamy garlic dressing is sure to be a hit.
Making your own creamy garlic dressing is surprisingly easy, and allows you to customize the flavor to your liking. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:
- 1/2 cup creme fraiche
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 clove garlic, minced (you can add more if you want)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon chives cut fine
- 1 scallion (green onion) cut fine
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk (I made my own as I keep buttermilk powder on hand)
- 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the creme fraiche, sour cream, and heavy cream until smooth.
- Add the minced garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, buttermilk, apple cider vinegar, chives, and scallions and whisk until well combined.
- Taste the dressing and adjust the seasonings as needed. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add a bit more heavy cream until it reaches your desired thickness.
- Store the dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
One of the best things about creamy garlic dressing is how versatile it is. Here are a few ideas for how to use it:
- Salad dressing: Pour the creamy garlic dressing over your favorite salad for a delicious and satisfying meal. You can also use it as a dip for raw vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers.
- Sandwich spread: Use creamy garlic dressing as a spread on your favorite sandwich or wrap. It pairs especially well with turkey, roast beef, or grilled chicken.
- Potato salad: Toss boiled potatoes with creamy garlic dressing for a flavorful twist on classic potato salad.
- Pasta salad: Add a few spoonfuls of creamy garlic dressing to your favorite pasta salad recipe for extra creaminess and flavor.
- Marinade: Use creamy garlic dressing as a marinade for chicken, beef, or pork. Simply coat the meat in the dressing and let it marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours before cooking.
In conclusion, creamy garlic dressing is a delicious and versatile sauce that is easy to make at home. Whether you use it as a salad dressing, sandwich spread, or marinade, it is sure to add flavor and creaminess to your favorite dishes. Give it a try and see how it can elevate your meals to the next level!
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