Roasted Garlic and Dill Dressing (+ Garden Update/Edyn Review)

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Roasted Garlic and Dill Dressing | @naturallyella

When I was growing up, my mom had a small garden on one side of our house in sort of a raised bed layout. I remember helping her plant, occasionally weed, and usually trample the poor garden while I was playing (I wasn’t kind to plants). However, since then (and a renewed spirit when I was part of the u-pick CSA), I fell in love with gardening. We’ve not settled in one place long enough for me to cultivate an in-ground garden but for the past three summers, I’ve been experimenting with a container garden that has now taken over the patio. It’s not ideal conditions (it gets hot and the sun isn’t direct for enough hours of the day) but through trial and error, I’ve made it work. I like to think of it as my lab so that when we do buy a house, I've got a head start on gardening education.

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5 different kinds of tomatoes (primarily cherry and grape varieties), cucumbers, zucchini, summer, squash, pole beans, Italian green peppers, shisito peppers, swiss chard, array of herbs, bluerries, raspberries, and blackberries. I also have three dwarf trees: lemon, lime, and avocado.

Roasted Garlic Dill Dressing | @naturallyella

And of course, this wouldn’t be a post without a recipe. I think one of the major benefits of having a garden is pretty much always having salad materials. This dressing has become one of my summer, go-to staples. While during the cooler months I’d roast my own garlic, I do a bit of cheating and pick some up (usually when I’m grabbing some olives from the olive bar at the store).


Roasted Garlic and Dill Dressing

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


  • 1/2 cup whole milk greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 5 cloves roasted garlic
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Roasted Garlic Dill Dressing | @naturallyella

[Disclaimer: This post was in collaboration with Edyn. All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

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14 comments on “Roasted Garlic and Dill Dressing (+ Garden Update/Edyn Review)”

  1. there could not be a more perfect time for a post about dill! Just received it in my CSA and had no clue what to do with it!!

  2. This looks awesome! I've been looking for some dressing recipes to add to my collection. I'm going to have to try this one!

  3. What a lovely garden and the idea of having literally fresh salad whenever is absolutely amazing! I think eating produce you planted yourself already has an edge in the taste department 🙂 'Love your roasted garlic and dill dressing, too!

  4. Your recipe looks great for green salads, potato salads, coleslaw, etc. Yum! As for gardening, I have a large one and it's ALWAYS an experiment (and a battle with the gophers)! Yours looks perfect for a busy mom, and an inviting place to relax, too!

  5. Made this for dinner tonight and it was great. Mine was light green, because of the dill, but still really pretty and tasty. It thickens up quite a bit in the fridge. Thanks for a good recipe!

  6. Delicious dressing! Such a lovely colour too. I put it on a salad with Boston lettuce, cucumber, heirloom carrots and red grapes, accompanying vegetarian French onion soup and it was perfect. The garlic, even though there are 5 cloves, is subtle, which is great. Thanks for a great recipe!


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