Roasted Garlic Dressing and Dip Recipe

Roasted Garlic Dressing and Dip Recipe

Including an entire head of garlic cloves in this roasted garlic dressing and dip recipe might seem a bit extreme, but roasting garlic really mellows it out. Serve this dressing on green salad or as a dip with chips and crudités.

Roasted Garlic Dressing and Dip Recipe

Roasted Garlic Dressing & Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 116 kcal


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt or sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425º F.
  • Without breaking up the head of garlic, remove the outer layers of the garlic paper and cut off about ⅛ inch from the top of the head to expose the flesh of the garlic cloves.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the head of garlic.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the head of garlic.
  • Wrap the head of garlic in an aluminum foil pouch, leaving some space inside the pouch on the sides and top of the garlic.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • When the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic cloves out of their paper and mash them into a smooth paste. Mashing the cloves into a paste can be done by pressing the cloves flat with the side of large kitchen knife (on a cutting board), scraping up the garlic, and repeating the mash several times.
  • Stir all ingredients together well.
  • Cover in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate for at least an hour for the flavor to develop.
  • Stir before serving.
  • Adjust salt and pepper if necessary.


Nutrition information is approximate and is based on a serving of three tablespoons.


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