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Best Homemade Buttermilk Herb Dressing

Homemade Buttermilk Herb Dressing with sour cream, mayo, Dijon mustard and lots of fresh herbs is smooth, tangy and full of flavor. This salad dressing is so delicious you’ll never settle for bottled again.

Homemade Buttermilk Herb Dressing with sour cream, mayo, Dijon mustard and lots of fresh herbs is smooth, tangy and full of flavor. This salad dressing is so delicious you'll never settle for bottled again.#mustlovehomecooking

This homemade buttermilk herb dressing is totally a STAR – fresh, lively and so versatile. It’s a salad dressing, dipping sauce and sandwich spread – it’s whatever you want it to be! And it’s happening HERE!

The secret to this dressing is the equal measures of buttermilk, mayo and sour cream. Shake or whisk them together and you get a thick but still light mixture. It’s not heavy or gloppy like some dressing made with mayonnaise. The herbs and spices make the flavor amazing on salads, burgers, chips, crackers…you name it. It’s a beautiful thing!

Homemade Buttermilk Herb Dressing with sour cream, mayo, Dijon mustard and lots of fresh herbs is smooth, tangy and full of flavor. This salad dressing is so delicious you'll never settle for bottled again.#mustlovehomecooking

INGREDIENTS NEED FOR BUTTERMILK HERB DRESSING

We totally LOVE our creamy dressings…and this one is light and earthy with sour cream and fresh herbs.

  • Buttermilk – give’s the dressing lot’s of tang. Sub in milk if you don’t have any.
  • Mayonnaise – use a good regular or light mayo.
  • Sour Cream – either full or reduced fat
  • Lemon – you’ll want fresh lemon juice for this dressing!
  • Dijon Mustard – a little sour goes a long way.
  • Dill – bright, fresh flavor of the garden.
  • Celery Seed – it’s optional…but we love the subtle celery flavor it adds.
  • Sugar – just a little to offset the tang.
  • Onion Powder – nutty, onion flavor gives this dressing even more depth.
  • Garlic Powder – just a little bit because we love the flavor!
Homemade Buttermilk Herb Dressing with sour cream, mayo, Dijon mustard and lots of fresh herbs is smooth, tangy and full of flavor. This salad dressing is so delicious you'll never settle for bottled again.#mustlovehomecooking

TIPS FOR THE BEST BUTTERMILK HERB DRESSING

  • Use fresh squeezed lemon juice. Bottled lemon juice doesn’t come close to the bright, citrus flavor of fresh.
  • Fresh is best, but if you’re substituting dried herbs for the fresh, cut the amount by a third. Dried herbs tend to have a deeper, more intense flavor than fresh.
  • Some mayonnaise have saltier flavor than others, so to be on the safe side, add any additional salt as needed at the end.
  • Consistency and moisture content of mayonnaise and sour cream can vary between brands. So if your dressing is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk to the mixture to thin it out. If it’s too thin, add a little more mayonnaise.
  • Though is can be used right away, allowing the dressing to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before using lets the flavors blend.
Homemade Buttermilk Herb Dressing with sour cream, mayo, Dijon mustard and lots of fresh herbs is smooth, tangy and full of flavor. This salad dressing is so delicious you'll never settle for bottled again.#mustlovehomecooking

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Homemade Buttermilk Herb Dressing with sour cream, mayo, Dijon mustard and lots of fresh herbs is smooth, tangy and full of flavor. This salad dressing is so delicious you'll never settle for bottled again.#mustlovehomecooking
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Homemade Buttermilk Herb Dressing

Smooth, tangy and full of fresh herbs, this dressing is so delicious you'll never go back to bottled dressing.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 68kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, optional
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl. Sir until well combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

NOTES

Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
To lower calories and fat, substitute light mayonnaise and reduced fat sour cream to make this ranch. Still delicious!
For more robust flavor, try adding minced garlic and dried minced onion to the recipe. I have made it either way and all are super tasty.
Nutrition information is based on using full fat mayonnaise and sour cream.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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