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Creamy Dreamy Lemon Dressing lives up to its name. It's made with only four high-quality ingredients and is versatile and delicious. Try it and see! |

Creamy Dreamy Lemon Dressing

  • Author: jzmcbride
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x


This Creamy Dreamy Lemon Dressing lives up to it’s name. It’s creamy because it’s made with … wait for it … cream! With only four ingredients (plus the option of your herb of choice), it’s very easy to make and oh so versatile.


  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (ideally organic)
  • zest of one lemon (about a tablespoon)
  • juice of one lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • (optional) chopped fresh herbs – dill, basil, tarragon, chives or a combo


  1. Put the smashed garlic into a bowl or measuring cup and add the cream. Return the bowl to the refrigerator for 1 – 2 hours to let the garlic infuse the cream. It’ll take on a gentle garlic flavor.
  2. Remove the garlic from the cream. Add a pinch of salt and a generous amount of freshly grated pepper and the lemon zest.
  3. Begin whisking the mixture. When it starts to thicken, add the lemon juice and olive oil.
  4. Keep whisking until it’s light and airy. You don’t want it to be thick like fully whipped cream but you want it to have a creamy texture.
  5. Add chopped fresh herbs if desired.
  6. Taste and add additional salt & pepper to your liking.


  • Store unused dressing in the refrigerator for no longer than a couple of days.
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: recipe
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: salad dressing, creamy salad dressing, creamy dressing, lemon dressing, organic dairy, easy salad dressing