Buttermilk Herb Dressing

by Apr 28, 2014

ButtermilkHerbDressingThe single best thing you can do to enhance your at-home salad experience is to never, ever use a bottled salad dressing (or mix packet, for that matter).  There are so many wacky ingredients and mystery flavors—don’t eat that stuff.   Here is a basic “ranch style” dressing that you can customize by adding a tablespoon of your favorite vinegar, or a couple tablespoons of delicious olive oil, or leave it alone, it’s great as-is.


Buttermilk Herb Dressing

Yield: 1 1/2 cups


  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (Best Foods)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh green onions or chives, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. each, fresh parsley, mint and/or basil, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Whisk all dressing ingredients together with several grinds of black pepper. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to marry the flavors. The resting time will also thicken the dressing.

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