I am going to start by saying, we are doing you a service with this recipe for homemade Buttermilk Chive Dill Salad Dressing.  It is spoonful worthy!  One of our favorite restaurants in Oakland serves the best buttermilk salad dressing.  It is tangy, creamy and bursting at the seams with flavor.  Whenever we see it on the menu, we order it.  Recently we had some beautiful fresh dill and chives leftover from the farmers’market.  We weren’t sure what to do with it, and decided it was time to recreate our favorite dressing from one of our favorite spots.  Hence, this recipe for Buttermilk Chive Dill Salad Dressing was born;  and devoured.

Buttermilk Chive Dill Salad Dressing


This salad dressing has been a work in progress for the past few weeks.  We have tried it with sour cream, mayo, low-fat buttermilk, full-fat buttermilk, different vinegars as well as Creme Fraiche.  We have used herbs, left out herbs, added shallots and even a tang of Dijon mustard.  Trial and error, and a few bad salads later, we have finally made a salad dressing that we eat by the spoonfuls.  That our friends is a guilty pleasure, by the spoonfuls!

It is fresh, exciting, tangy and full of flavor.  Great served over crisp romaine or roasted beets.  Wonderful served alongside broccoli and cauliflower as a snack, or dip your pizza into it.  Why not!

The one tip we share with you – make it the night before, it ages well, and it perfect after sitting 24 hours.  It will keep about five days in the refrigerator;  but never seems to last that long in our house.


Buttermilk Chive Dill Salad Dressing


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Buttermilk Chive Dill Salad Dressing

An easy to make at home recipe for Buttermilk Chive Dill Salad Dressing; tangy with the freshness of garden herbs.

2 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

7 minTotal Time

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  • 5 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 small garlic clove, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh dill
  • maldon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

How To

  1. Put everything into a jar with a lid.
  2. Shake.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Shake.
  5. Place into the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  6. Serve.


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