This creamy garlic dressing recipe is enriched with low-fat buttermilk and low-fat mayonnaise. Try this thick, garlicky dressing as a sumptuous topping for potato, pasta or romaine salads.

Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2013


Recipe Summary

5 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine buttermilk, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Parmesan, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender; blend until smooth.



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

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

16 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.6g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiberg; sugars 0.6g; fat 0.9g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterol 1.6mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 14.3IU; vitamin c 0.6mg 1% DV; folate 0.6mcg; calcium 7.9mg 1% DV; ironmg; magnesium 0.7mg; potassium 7.6mg; sodium 88.9mg 4% DV; thiaminmg.

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Quick and Easy I really enjoyed this dressing and hubby liked it too. It was very easy to make and was much better than bottled dressings. You can put your own twist on it such as using garlic or not. I tried without at first but ended up adding it. I think adding basil or cilantro would be really nice too. Pros: Creamy flavorful easy Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Nutrition Info? The nutrition information on this dressing is inaccurate as it says 0 fat when there are 3 items in the ingredients that contain fat. I didn't like the mayonnaise taste so I tried it a second time with fat-free sour cream and loved it! Also lowfat or fat free buttermilk (if you can find it) will help with the bad fat reduction. Pros: great garlic flavor versatile Cons: This is not a fat-free dressing Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Solid dressing (especially with more garlic) This recipe is quite tasty but we needed to double the amount of garlic to get the taste we wanted. It is definitely going into our rotation. Pros: Tasty easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love this recipe. The dressing get creamier overnight in the refrigerator. I added green garlic (spring time from the local farmers) and it offered a milder garlic flavor. Read More