herb garden salad dressing

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What a lovely weekend. A little day trip to Pepin, long walks, andΒ  lots of time spent in the fresh air, working on yard projects and getting our herbs and flowers planted. I hope you had a beautiful Mother’s Day.

Here’s a special salad dressing recipe using lots of fresh herbs from your garden… I made up a jar for our dinner last night.

~ herb garden salad dressing ~

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream or greek yogurt

juice of one lemon

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup chopped, fresh parsley

1/4 cup chopped, fresh oregano

2 Tablespoons chopped, fresh chives

1 clove garlic

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Place all in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. This dressing will keep in the refrigerator for a week.



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  32 comments for “herb garden salad dressing

  1. Ann
    May 14, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Looks delicious, Melissa, and your photos are beyond beautiful! You make the flowers look even prettier!

    • Melissa
      May 14, 2012 at 7:08 am

      Thanks so much Ann πŸ™‚ what a lovely thing to say. I’m so happy you enjoy my photos. Means a lot to me to hear that. xoxo and thanks for stopping by!

  2. May 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Love this Melissa! Makes me enjoy my herb garden even more! Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Melissa
      May 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks Michele! πŸ™‚ It makes me enjoy my herb garden more too because it’s something wonderful, fresh and easy I can make and we can get right to eating those yummy herbs. mmmmmm!!!! xo

  3. May 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I am always on the lookout for new salad dressing recipes. I love the greek yogurt. This one is a keeper!

    • Melissa
      May 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      enjoy Valerie! and thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  4. Lisa
    May 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Made this yesterday and tastes great! Only thing is it was really thick, not really pourable. Any ideas on what I may have done wrong? Also I’d like to pin this, are you on pinterest? Thanks!

    • Melissa
      May 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Hi Lisa! it’s suppose to be thick. Much like the dressings you would buy in the produce section of the grocery store…just spoon a little on your salad…a little goes a long way. πŸ™‚

      • Lisa White
        May 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        Oh, okay! Good to know! We put it on a salad topped with grilled salmon and it went great as a sauce for the fish too! The thickness also made it work as a veggie dip! I’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing!

        • Melissa
          May 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm

          my pleasure Lisa! so pleased you like it πŸ˜‰

  5. August 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your photos! and recipes, too! πŸ™‚

    • Melissa
      August 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Aw! you made my day! xoxo

  6. August 27, 2012 at 1:51 am

    I miss going to Pepin. I use to go there often when I lived in central Wisconsin. This dressing looks wonderful and I have some herbs that need using up. And you pictures looks so inviting. Marlys

    • Melissa
      August 27, 2012 at 7:21 am

      Hi Marlys! Yes, we love Pepin too. A lovely place to go for a picnic to just gaze out at the water…visit Laura Ingalls Wilder country…or go to one of our favorite restaurants (Harbor View!) xoxo and thanks for stopping by with a comment! enjoy that herb-filled dressing. πŸ˜‰

      • Patty
        February 2, 2013 at 9:53 am

        The dressing looks and sounds yummy! I am so ready for spring to get out in the yard and start digging in my gardens.

        • Melissa
          February 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

          Thanks, Patty. I’m so happy you like the recipe! I’m excited for spring and for flowers and herbs and eating al fresco…and …and …and πŸ™‚ so many things! So nice of you to visit! XO πŸ™‚

  7. Beverley
    February 23, 2013 at 8:20 am

    thank you Melissa for this recipe, just what I have been looking for..I could spend all my time looking at your recipes and gorgeous photos xoxo

    • Melissa
      February 23, 2013 at 8:33 am

      Aw! Thank you, Beverley! You’re so sweet to me! So pleased you like the recipe. Enjoy πŸ˜‰

  8. LuAnn Grove
    April 8, 2013 at 9:47 am

    This recipe looks very yummy and I’m going to try it, was wondering if I could copy this on my pampered chef page on facebook so others can try it.
    Thank you LuAnn

    • Melissa
      April 8, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Hello there LuAnn! Please share, just make sure you include a link back to my blog and give me (Melissa Placzek) credit for the photo! thanks πŸ™‚

  9. Carol Bennett
    June 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Hi, I just discovered your website linked to LHJ and looked up recipe for Herb Garden Salad Dressing. It sounds delicious. Carol

    • Melissa
      June 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Hi Carol πŸ™‚ so pleased you like the recipe. Thanks for visiting. enjoy! ~M

  10. Katie Coates
    June 26, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Beautiful photos and this salad dressing sounds yummy. Going to try it as I have all the herbs in my garden.

    • Melissa
      June 26, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Hi Katie! thanks for the sweet compliment πŸ™‚ This is a yummy salad dressing… love all of the fresh herbs in it. Hope you enjoy! xo

  11. Sandra
    September 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Beautiful, Delicious and Perfect for LoCarb dieting. U herbs from my backyard garden made it even more special. Thanks Melissa

    • Melissa
      September 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      my pleasure, Sandra πŸ™‚ so pleased you liked it!

  12. October 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Great dressing! Just made it today! will be making it again! I was surprised that someone said theirs turned out thick..it is just right! Pours out great like any bottled dressing! Tastes great! Thanks!

    • Melissa
      October 29, 2013 at 12:53 am

      Hi Kendra! So happy you like the dressing! This is one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by and for commenting. πŸ™‚

  13. Beverly
    April 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Hope to try this soon. Looks great.

    • Melissa
      May 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      Hi Beverley! Enjoy, and thanks for visiting πŸ™‚ XO ~M

  14. cornelia
    April 19, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Very tasty!

  15. Ava
    August 3, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Wow all your salad dressing look and sound amazing!! I’ll be trying many of them!

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