Creamy Buttermilk Dressing

May/June 2013

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This creamy buttermilk-herb dressing recipe is perfect tossed with mixed greens, as a dressing for cold pasta salads or as a dip for crunchy vegetables.

Creamy Buttermilk Dressing

Makes: About 3/4 cup

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  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, tarragon, dill, oregano or marjoram, or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar


  1. Mash garlic and salt in a medium bowl with the back of a spoon into a chunky paste. Add buttermilk, mayonnaise, herbs and vinegar; whisk until combined.

Tips & Notes

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


Per tablespoon: 18 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 100 mg sodium; 20 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

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Recipe Categories

8 or more
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Preparation/ Technique
Type of Dish
Salad dressing
Ease of Preparation
Total Time
15 minutes or less
May/June 2013
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