Buttermilk & Fresh Herb Salad Dressing

By beetsandbluecheese.com
June 26, 2013
3 Comments


Author Notes: This salad dressing is something like a healthy hybrid of caesar and ranch. Loaded with fresh parsley, basil, tarragon and dill it turns nothing fancy greens into a salad worth serving guests. http://beetsandbluecheese.com/2013/06/22/grilled-chicken-with-fresh-herb-vinaigrette/ beetsandbluecheese.com

Serves: many

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon
  • 3 tablespoons sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1 cup reduced fat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the herbs are finely minced and the ingredients are fully blended.
  2. Pour into a glass jar and chill overnight, allowing flavors to blend, before drizzling over salad greens and serving.

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3 Comments

MallorySD June 26, 2013
this sounds like an awesome recipe for a dressing using all my garden herbs. Thanks for sharing!
 
Author Comment
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. I have a grill sauce for chicken that's also loaded with fresh herbs: http://beetsandbluecheese.com/2013/06/22/grilled-chicken-with-fresh-herb-vinaigrette/
 
MallorySD June 26, 2013
I'll be sure to try this grilled chicken herb recipe too. Thank you. I love your blog and so happy you shared it with me via Food52! I couldn't agree with you more about how wonderful it is to have these fresh herbs growing in the garden. This year, rather than growing the traditional basil, parsley, thyme, dill, cilantro, oregano, tarragon, etc... I decided to also add, lovage, lemon verbena, and sorrel, and finding they complement all the others and look really beautiful growing in the garden bed. Looking forward to more of your recipes and writings. Thanks again! M.