Buttermilk Dressing

Buttermilk Dressing
Prep Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1-1/4 cups


  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup mayonnaise, light mayonnaise, or salad dressing

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Buttermilk (optional)


  1. In a small bowl stir together the 3/4 cup buttermilk, the mayonnaise, parsley, onion powder, mustard, pepper, and garlic. If necessary, add additional buttermilk until dressing reaches desired consistency.

  2. Cover and chill dressing for 30 minutes before serving. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Stir or shake well before using.

  3. Makes 1-1/4 cups.

Peppercorn-Buttermilk Dressing:

Prepare as above, except omit black pepper and stir in 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper.

Bacon-Buttermilk Dressing:

Prepare as above, except cook 4 slices bacon until crisp; drain and crumble, reserving 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Stir crumbled bacon and bacon drippings into dressing just before serving. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes about 1-1/3 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

44 Calories
4g Fat
1g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Potassium 16mg 0%
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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