A simple “mixed salad” is irresistible with our healthful version of everybody's favorite buttermilk dressing.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1997




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

76.9 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 7.5g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.9g 8% DV; sugars 3.9g; fat 4.6g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 4% DV; cholesterol 1.6mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 7200.7IU 144% DV; vitamin c 5.9mg 10% DV; folate 57.8mcg 15% DV; calcium 53.7mg 5% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 16.9mg 6% DV; potassium 365.9mg 10% DV; sodium 157.8mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.