Buttermilk Dressing with Herbs & Green Pepper

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1.5cs.


About This Recipe

“This tangy dressing goes well with all kinds of salad greens and is especially good with cucumbers and summer-ripe tomatoes. Pour it over steamed and sliced new potatoes for a delicious warm potato salad.”



  • 2/3 cupbuttermilk
  • 1/3 cupolive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonslemon juice
  • 1/4 cupmayonnaise
  • 3tablespoonsgarlic chives, snipped
  • 1teaspoonfresh minced tarragon
  • 2teaspoonscoarsely ground green peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt( approximately)
  • 1/4 teaspoonsugar


  • Whisk buttermilk, olive oil, lemon juice and mayonnaise in a small bowl until mixture is smooth and well blended.
  • Blend in remaining ingredients.
  • Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Correct seasoning and allow to come to cool room temperature before serving.


  • “Adored this classic of a wonderful herby dressing. Served my on a salad, and it was gorgeous!! Loved the garlic chives, and also the minced tarragon! Made for Herb Challenge Photo Forum!”

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