Buttermilk and Chive Salad Dressing

    20 mins

    This is great on potato salad! Adjust the seasonings to suite your taste, and use less mayonnaise if you'd like a thinner dressing.

    12 people made this

    Makes: 8 servings

    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 2/3 cup light mayonnaise
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sugar, salt, pepper and chives; store in refrigerator until ready to use.

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    It's a shame that this recipe has gotten such poor reviews in the past bringing it's average rating to only 3 stars. I'm giving it four because you definitely have to play with it a bit, but if you do it's really good! I had some buttermilk to use up and some fresh chives so I gave it a try. I ended up adding more buttermilk and some dried dill weed. I think if you were to add some sour cream (replace half the mayo with sour cream) and keep it thicker it would make a very nice veggie dip.  -  11 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I read the first four (the only four) reviews and found they really didn't give this recipe a fair shake, so here's my take. This is one of those recipes that's SO dependent on "seasoning to taste" and it's so easy to adjust that! If you like more or less of something, just do it and please your own tastebuds! In my case I basically flip-flopped the amounts of buttermilk and mayo and added a little sour cream - nothing drastic, but it worked better for me. I eliminated the sugar, not because it shouldn't be there but because it's my preference. I also added a little garlic powder and some fresh dill - again, not because the recipe necessarily needed it but because I wanted it. This is a good start for what will be a great dressing if you just tweak it to suit you. We loved it with my changes. Make this with YOUR preferences till you get it just right and you'll love it too!  -  20 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    it's creative  -  11 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)