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Southern Buttermilk Dressing

So simple to make you will never purchase store-bought again! A creamy, tangy buttermilk dressing flavored with fresh herbs that's great on salads, pasta or a vegetable dip.
Prep Time5 mins
Chilling time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Dressing / Dip
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttermilk, dip, dressing, southern
Servings: 6
Calories: 141kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, minced (green parts only)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


  • Whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl or jar. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour (overnight for best results).
  • If a thinner dressing is preferred, stir in additional buttermilk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. For thicker add additional mayonnaise.
  • Serve over a mixed green salad or as a dip. 


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 27mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg