This delicious creamy lemon salad dressing is easy to make from scratch in a couple minutes, with only a few pantry ingredients!
This delicious, creamy lemon salad dressing is easy to make from scratch in a couple minutes, with only a few pantry ingredients!

I’ve made this salad dressing too many times to count since first receiving it from a parent of a student who attended a school I worked at many years ago. A parent of one of our students, named Vickie, brought a salad for our staff during Teacher Appreciation days and I LOVED the dressing on it.  When I asked her what kind of dressing it was, she told me it was homemade!

Well, I loved it so much that I asked her for her recipe, and thankfully she was kind enough to give it to me.  In fact I still have her original recipe handwritten on a piece of yellow legal paper. The creamy lemon salad dressing compliments a variety of mixed green salads, but the one I enjoy it on most is my recipe for Mixed Greens, Cranberries, Feta and Pecans. Amazing!

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How To Make Creamy Lemon Salad Dressing

Gather a few simple ingredients from your pantry… you will need a lemon, finely ground black pepper, extra virgin olive oil mayonnaise, and real maple syrup. That’s it!

Ingredients ready to make creamy lemon salad dressing.

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients EXCEPT FOR THE MAYONNAISE.  Mix them very well, until fully blended.

Ingredients for creamy lemon salad dressing are mixed together in small bowl.

Add mayonnaise to make it a truly creamy lemon salad dressing.

Mayonnaise is added to ingredients to make it truly a creamy lemon salad dressing.

Whisk mayonnaise in, until completely blended into dressing.

Mayonnaise has been whisked into the creamy lemon salad dressing.

Storing Creamy Lemon Salad Dressing

Place creamy lemon salad dressing into a covered, airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve. TIP** This dressing can be used right when you are done whisking it together, but if refrigerated for several hours (or longer), the flavors really have time to mingle, and the dressing will have even better flavor!

Right before serving, give the container a good shake or stir the dressing to re-mix all of the ingredients.

Creamy Lemon Salad Dressing is stored in covered jar in refrigerator.

Pour the creamy lemon salad dressing over your favorite green salad, and toss to coat!

Pouring the creamy lemon salad dressing over a mixed green salad.

That’s it… see how easy it is to make this yummy, creamy lemon salad dressing?  Hope you have the opportunity to make this, so you can see for yourself just how delicious this dressing is on a mixed green salad!  Have a great day!

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Recipe Source: Vickie Spracklen

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Creamy Lemon Salad Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This delicious creamy lemon salad dressing only takes a few pantry ingredients and a couple minutes to make!

Category: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy lemon salad dressing
Servings: 12 Tablespoons (approx. 3/4 cup)
Calories Per Serving: 91 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 dashes finely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup real mayonnaise
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, maple syrup and finely ground black pepper. Mix or whisk well, to fully blend ingredients.
  2. Add mayonnaise to blended salad dressing. Whisk salad dressing well, until smooth.
  3. Place salad dressing in an airtight, covered container and refrigerate until ready to serve. The longer salad dressing is refrigerated, the better the flavors can develop.
  4. Right before using, give the salad dressing a good stir or shake to re-mix ingredients.
  5. Enjoy this delicious salad dressing!
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 7mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments on Creamy Lemon Salad Dressing

  1. I think honey would be a great substitute, but to taste. Honey is sweeter than maple syrup, so I’d start with half as much then taste it!

  2. There is a Asian restaurant in my tiny town that makes this and I have fallen in love with it. But they won’t part with how to make it. Thank you for sharing your recipe I’m excited to make it for dinner tonight.

    • Good morning, Pam! Thanks for writing. In all my years of making this salad dressing, I have never strayed from the original recipe. I suppose any other sweeteners can be used, however, you would just have to adjust the taste to your liking. Since it is not a very sweet dressing, it seems like that would be just fine! Good luck, and hope you have a GREAT day!

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