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a small bowl of pesto dressing alongside a bowl of pesto, salad bowl, utensils, and two tomatoes.
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Creamy Pesto Dressing

This creamy pesto salad dressing is super simple to make with store-bought or homemade basil pesto. Reach for it when you want a tangy salad dressing or spread for your favorite sandwich.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Unspecified
Servings: 6
Calories: 84kcal


  • ¼ cup basil pesto
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a clean jar and shake to emulsify.
    ¼ cup basil pesto, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons buttermilk, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Adjust the thickness of the pesto dressing to your desired preference. For a thinner consistency, add more buttermilk or vinegar, perhaps a teaspoon at a time. To make it thicker, add more mayonnaise or sour cream.
  • This dressing should be stored in the refrigerator and is best within the first 3 to 5 days.


This creamy pesto salad dressing recipe makes three-quarters of a cup of dressing.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.1mg