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Pasta Salad Dressing with Sour Cream

This easy pasta salad dressing is made with lemon, sour cream, and herbs. It is nice tossed with a whole wheat pasta salad. Add some radishes, green onion and sliced radishes for a hearty lunchtime treat. If you use a pound of pasta, this will serve four people as a main course or up to eight as a side dish for grilled meat or chicken.

Use fresh herbs for a more subtle and better result, and use fresh lemon juice and zest for the same reason. If you want to make up your own pasta salad recipe, you can stir this dressing with a pound of cooked pasta plus your favorite additions. Possible additions include cucumber, cheese, olives, capers, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, pine nuts, steamed broccoli, shrimp, chicken, or corn. Use your judgment when adding things. You can add two or three things or you can add lots. It is best to chop everything more or less the same size.

As you can see, this dressing is quick and easy to prepare, and you will be able to taste all the wonderful flavors we are adding into it. The aromatic fresh herbs and lemon give it so much fresh flavor appeal.

Lemon and Herb Pasta Salad Dressing
Summary: This is one of the tastiest dressings to toss with pasta, to make a delicious pasta salad. It is made with herbs and lemon for a beautiful fresh taste.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Whisk the dill, chives, cream, parsley, and lemon zest and lemon juice together.
  2. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

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A pasta salad is always a great idea, whether you are searching for side dish ideas, lunch recipes or something to take to a buffet or potluck dinner. This dressing is made with lemon and herbs, all fresh ingredients, so it offers a lovely flavor, whether you want to combine it with macaroni, penne, or another favorite pasta shape. Throw in sliced radish, raisins, pineapple chunks, ham, shrimp, olives, or anything else you want to have in your pasta salad, and enjoy the fresh flavors. The finished pasta salad will keep for a few days in the refrigerator.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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