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Aunt Reggie's Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe

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Homemade Garlic Salad Dressing

Homemade Garlic Salad Dressing

2011 Barbara Rolek licensed to About.com, Inc.
This recipe for creamy garlic salad dressing was created by my Aunt Reggie (pronounced with a hard "g" like "guh"). She was a phenomenal cook and a culinary trailblazer among her first-generation American siblings. She had garlic salad dressing at a restaurant for the first time in her life when she was a young wife, and when she asked for the recipe, the restaurant refused. She told them she would be back in a week's time with a perfect copy created out of memory. Bingo! She did it. This garlicky dressing is great on greens, salads and sides.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 4 1/2 cups Garlic Dressing


  • 1 quart good-quality mayonnaise like Hellmann's
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, creamed with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry (not cooking wine)


  1. To cream the garlic: Smash the garlic cloves and remove the skins and the hard end. Mince the garlic. Sprinkle salt over it. Lay the knife flat against the board and, using a scraping motion, push and pull the blade of the knife back and forth across the garlic until it is creamy.

  2. Place mayonnaise in a large bowl. Add creamed garlic, half-and-half and sherry. Mix well. Transfer to airtight container(s) and let the flavors develop at least 24 hours before using.
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Fantastic Creamy Garlic Dressing, Member llmajorme

This dressing is Fantastic! Easy to make, and tastes divine! Just like the dressing served in Italian restaurants. I have searched high and low looking for a creamy garlic dressing on the retail market for years, and even tried to get the recipe out of the chef's at restaurants like the article said, and NO LUCK! I was so happy to find this recipe!!! Thank you Barbara!!

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