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Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

creamy garlic salad dressing with MSG

Salad lovers will enjoy this easy to make, homemade creamy garlic salad dressing. The not-so-secret ingredient for savoriness: MSG of course!

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Course Salad, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 15


  • 2 cups sour cream *
  • 1 cup mayonnaise *
  • 1 tsp. steak sauce
  • 3/4 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. MSG
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. mustard seed


  1. Whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, steak sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, monosodium glutamate, garlic powder and mustard seed. 
  2. Refrigerate until chilled. Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator, using in a covered container.

Recipe Notes

*Low-fat sour cream and mayonnaise may be substituted.

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