A simple “mixed salad” is irresistible with our healthful version of everybody's favorite buttermilk dressing. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1997

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Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare dressing: Skewer garlic clove with a fork. Place mayonnaise in a small bowl. Using the skewered garlic to stir, gradually blend in buttermilk (or yogurt), oil, vinegar and honey (or sugar). Gently stir in chives (or scallions). Season with salt and pepper. Leave the garlic in the dressing until ready to toss salad, then discard.

  • To prepare salad: Just before serving, combine lettuce, mushrooms and carrots in a large salad bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat well. Taste and adjust seasonings.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; 4.6 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 158 mg sodium. 366 mg potassium; 7.5 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 2.6 g protein; 7201 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 58 mcg folate; 54 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 17 mg magnesium;