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Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing

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I recently posted a simple recipe for making roasted garlic. It is amazing! I just can’t get enough. I probably give off a garlicky enough aura to protect my whole household from vampires. Anyway, I promised in that post to share my recipe for roasted garlic salad dressing… and here it is!

Garlic: The New Kitchen Staple

If you haven’t made roasted garlic yet, I highly recommend it. First, because it’s super easy to make. It only takes a couple ingredients and a few minutes before you pop it in the oven and let it roast to perfection.

Second, the taste of roasted garlic is just phenomenal. I’m a bit of a garlic lover anyway, but roasting it takes it a different direction. It’s a little mellower and sweeter than raw garlic, which makes it perfect for salad dressings. Also, if you have a hard time digesting raw garlic, roasted garlic may be a little easier. Read more about that here.

Also, making roasted garlic ahead of time makes cooking dinner so much faster! When I’m trying to get dinner done in a hurry, it’s a pain to peel and mince sticky cloves of garlic. It’s so handy to have a bowl of mashed roasted garlic all ready to go in the fridge. I just scoop a teaspoon or two out and move right along.

Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing

Once you have the roasted garlic all ready to go, making this salad dressing only takes a couple of minutes. My immersion blender is my go-to gadget for this type of job, but you can also use a blender or food processor. Just mix all the ingredients together until they’re smooth and you’re done.

You can easily change out the spices in the ingredients to mix up the flavor profile. Use cumin for chicken fajita salad or Italian seasoning for an Italian style salad with fresh tomatoes and basil.

And if you have leftover salad dressing, it also makes an excellent marinade for just about any protein.

This article is full of useful tips for making your own salad dressings. Once you get it down, it’s even easier than a trip to the store (and you know exactly what is in your dressing!).

Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe

Use roasted garlic and a blender to make a quick and delicious homemade salad dressing.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Calories 71kcal
Author Katie Wells





  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  • Puree until completely smooth.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.


Nutrition Facts
Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 TBSP)
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


This salad dressing also makes a fantastic marinade.

Do you make your own salad dressing? Any pro tips to share?

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


4 responses to “Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing”

  1. Kathryn Avatar

    5 stars
    Tried this tonight – was so creamy and good!! Had romaine and roasted veggies salad with this. I was worried it might be too strong in flavor, but it had a gentle flavor and a sweetness to it. Thank you!

  2. Beth Avatar

    5 stars
    Oohhh… I have roasted garlic in the fridge, and honey fermented garlic on the counter… this would be great as a veggie dip as well.

  3. C. Rodriguez Avatar
    C. Rodriguez

    Thanks so much for this roasted garlic recipe! I just got a garlic roaster and will definitely add this to the list of must trys.?

  4. Janet Fazio Avatar
    Janet Fazio

    I love roasted garlic! I’m trying to move away from store-bought dressings, which is surprisingly harder than I thought it would be. I’m looking forward to trying this one out.

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