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Creamy Garlic Dressing

A simple creamy garlic dressing recipe that’s done in 5-minutes or less! Simply combine the ingredients in a bowl and serve with your favorite salad.

When it comes to salad dressings, I prefer creamy versions over vinaigrettes. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good red wine vinaigrette.

But, if given the choice, I’ll usually choose a cream based dressing. For today’s post, we decided to share a creamy dressing loaded with garlic.

Use it as a salad dressing or as a dip for fresh veggies. One bite and I’m sure you’ll love this dressing as much as we do!

Creamy garlic dressing served with a spoon.
Make sure to use fresh garlic for this recipe.

How to make creamy garlic dressing?

First, start by grabbing a mixing bowl and a wire whisk. You can use a fork in a pinch, but a whisk is the recommended tool.

Mayonnaise, garlic, and other ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Simply place everything into a bowl and whisk to combine.

Next, mince or press the fresh garlic. After that, combine the mayo, garlic, milk, onion powder, salt, pepper, and dill in the mixing bowl.

The dressing has been mixed and is ready to serve.
Homemade dressing is minutes!

Then, use your whisk to combine everything into a creamy salad dressing. Last, serve the dressing or transfer it to a container for storage.

That’s it, your creamy garlic dressing is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy the condiment and wish you all the best 🙂

The finished condiment in a jar with a spoon.
You can store the dressing, in a sealed container, in your fridge for up to 3-days.

Recipe Tips:

  • For the best flavor, store the condiment in your refrigerator to allow the flavors to intensify for at least an hour before serving.
  • I don’t recommend using jarred minced garlic for this recipe.
  • The milk amount varies slightly based on your desired consistency. If you prefer a thick dressing, then only use 1/2-cup of milk. For a thinner dressing, up to 3/4-cup of milk.

Don’t forget to check out our Garlic Dressing web story!

Yield: 14 Servings

Creamy Garlic Dressing

The finished condiment in a jar with a spoon.

A simple creamy garlic dressing recipe that's done in 5-minutes or less! Simply combine the ingredients in a bowl and serve with your favorite salad.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 1/4 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves, (fresh, minced or pressed)
  • 1/2 Cup Milk, (up 3/4-cup if needed)
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dill, (dried or freshly chopped)


  1. Place all ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1-ounce of the creamy garlic dressing. Actual calories will vary. For more information or tips, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Ounce

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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Thursday 13th of January 2022

Hey I'm gonna try and make this but I can't find dill anywhere near me. Any ideas for alternatives I can try?


Friday 14th of January 2022

Good morning Kim, based on our experience you can use fresh dill (finely chopped), dill pickle juice, or dill relish in place of the dried dill. I hope this information helps, have a lovely day :)


Wednesday 11th of August 2021

This dressing is so good that I could just eat it by the spoonful out of the jar. Just made another batch. Thanks for posting.


Wednesday 11th of August 2021

Thanks, Sue! We're so glad you enjoy the dressing. Have a wonderful evening!


Sunday 25th of July 2021

Very good! I used Gilroy Garlic which made it extra special.


Sunday 25th of July 2021

Hi Sue!

Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoyed it. Gilroy Garlic from Gilroy, CA? I've heard there's an amazing garlic festival there. Have a wonderful evening! :)

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