Monday, January 9, 2017

Fresh Buttermilk Dressing with Herbs

Never underestimate the power of a dressing to transform the most simplistic of salads into something memorable.  I have been unwavering with my family and friends to throw away bottled salad dressings.  Take a few minutes and make something real.  So, if you are willing to step-out and make a great salad dressing, here is a recipe for you.  Takes only a few minutes and you will never look back.

This dressing serves beautifully with a simple wedge salad,  blue cheese and crumbled bacon.  Finish it off with a few good cracks of black pepper and only good things will happen. This dressing also makes for a beautiful dip to serve with fresh cut vegetables.

Fresh Buttermilk Dressing with Herbs
Makes 2 cups
Recipe from My Recipes

1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons minced shallot
1 small minced garlic clove
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons finely chopped chives
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon whole grain dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Combine all ingredients in a 1-quart glass jar with a tight fitting lid.  Shake vigorously until well combined.  Chill for 30 minutes.  Refrigerate in jar for up to a week.



Michelle said...

I make something similar and this is such a great recipe.

We Are Not Martha said...

This dressing looks awesome! I can't remember the last time I purchased a dressing from a store... I need to add this one to my list!


Angie Schneider said...

Your buttermilk dressing sounds fantastic and perfect for some winter lettuce salads, Velva.

Big Dude said...

I am a buttermilk fan and love to drink the real deal when I can find it, so I know I will enjoy this dressing and will make it soon.

Cecilia said...

This wonderful dressing I would make immediately. Great recipe! Thanks!

All That I'm Eating said...

I love dressings that are as easy as shaking it all together! Sounds delicious!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Having you ever made homemade butter? The buttermilk you get from that is AMAZING! And speaking of amazing, this dressing is. Really nice flavor -- thanks.

grace said...

oh, this looks so creamy and satisfying! perfect herb selection too. :)

Pam said...

There's nothing better than a good salad dressing for a perfect salad, and this sounds very delicious! And I want to try it with a wedge and blue cheese!!! My fave salad! Thanks for the recipe.

Southerncook said...

Made it yesterday and had it over a chef's salad, I absolutely LOVE this dressing.


Chris said...

Sounds like an amazing chicken marinade too!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a wonderful recipe! I'm going to make some soon, Velva!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I refuse to use bottled dressings because most have sugar. Your homemade buttermilk dressing sounds perfect…even a little spicy with hot sauce.

Nammi said...

yummm, it does look delicious!! Happy New year Velva! Hope you have a great year ahead.

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen said...

Velva, your buttermilk dressing sounds absolutely delicious! Yum, I will definitely be making this one soon. So funny, this week I've been working on a upcoming post for chicken brined in buttermilk... definitely one of my favorite ingredients for lots of things, especially baking :)

Roz Corieri Paige said...

All of the ingredients you've included work so perfectly together for a delicious creamy buttermilk dressing. Thank you for sharing this recipe; I know that it will be enjoyed in my family, Velva!

Rambling Tart said...

This sounds absolutely fantastic, Velva. I too love making my own dressings - they're always so much better than anything in a bottle - but I haven't made buttermilk dressing in ages. You've inspired me. :-)

Rebecca Subbiah said...

looks good I haven't never tried this dressing

Tina said...

Great recipe for dressing and what a wonderful idea to use it as a dip. I have buttermilk in the fridge that I used for a soda bread. But the expiration is January 19th. I'm wondering if I can still use it as it's soured milk anyway, right?

Maris said...

I just love a good wedge salad -- this must be wonderful in the summer, too!

ps – i just stumbled on your blog again for the first time in AGES after I was reading some old posts/comments on my blog. So glad to have found your site again and will definitely be catching up. hope to see you around in good taste again soon!

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