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Creamy Garlic Dressing

A 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.

How to Make Creamy Garlic Dressing:

  1. 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.
  2. Next, mince or press the fresh garlic. After that, combine the mayo, garlic, milk, onion powder, salt, pepper, and dill in the mixing bowl.
  3. Then, use your whisk to combine everything into a creamy salad dressing.
  4. Last, serve the garlic dressing or transfer it to a container for storage.
Mayonnaise, garlic, and other ingredients in a mixing bowl.

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, use up to 3/4-cup of milk.
The finished condiment in a jar with a spoon.
The finished condiment in a jar with a spoon.

Creamy Garlic Dressing

4.5 from 39 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 14 Servings

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  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 cup milk, up 3/4-cup if needed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill, dried


  • Place all ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk to combine.
    1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
    2 garlic cloves
    1/2 cup milk
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon dill
  • 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.


Serving: 1Ounce | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Recipe Rating

Mary Anne

Thursday 2nd of March 2023

I added lemon juice and with that, it was amazing!


Friday 3rd of March 2023

Thank you Mary Anne! We're glad you liked the dressing. The lemon juice sounds like a good addition. Have a lovely day :)


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! :)

Friday 18th of June 2021