Creamy Lemon-Pepper Dressing


This creamy lemon-pepper dressing is tangy and bright with a peppery bite! This dressing pairs well with greens or other veggie salads.

creamy lemon pepper dressing
Photo: Sonia Bozzo
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • ½ cup low-fat buttermilk

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Whisk buttermilk, mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper, honey, salt and garlic together in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil until emulsified.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

100 Calories
10g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Vitamin A 10IU 0%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 2mcg 1%
Vitamin K 12mcg 10%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 30mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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