Buttermilk Herb Dressing

Buttermilk adds tang to this creamy, herb-laced dressing. Vary the herbs as you like —fresh parsley, dill, chervil, basil or cilantro.

(Makes about 1 cup)


  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream, plain yogurt or mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons minced spring onions or scallions
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill (or one tablespoon fresh)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped arugula
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated Parmesan
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Whisk buttermilk, sour cream (yogurt or mayo), olive oil and vinegar together in a deep bowl.
  2. .Add onions, garlic, dill, arugula and Parmesan and whisk again.  Add salt and pepper to taste. For a smooth dressing, process briefly with an immersion blender.  Serve on any leafy greens or as a dip for crudité.
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