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Easy homemade creamy buttermilk dressing

Buttermilk Dressing

  • Author: Chef Whitney Aronoff
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Easy 5-ingredient recipe for healthy buttermilk dressing. Enjoy this creamy dressing recipe on any salad, as a vegetable dip, with pizza and on sandwiches.



  • ¾ cup organic buttermilk or organic whole milk
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (canola oil free and sugar free)
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives (optional)


  1. Whisk together buttermilk (or whole milk), mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir in chopped chives. Add additional lemon juice to taste.
  2. Cover and store in the refrigerator until cold, about 30 minutes, before serving on a salad or as a dip.


This salad dressing stores well for two weeks in the fridge. Great for meal prep.

Use a small whisk to easily blend the ingredients together.

Use kitchen scissors to cut your chives instead of chopping with a knife.

For a California take on buttermilk dressing, blend with ½ a ripe avocado.

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