Need a simple salad dressing?
Basil Buttermilk Salad Dressing.


What is best to drizzle on freshly picked lettuce from the garden? A fresh homemade salad dressing such as basil buttermilk salad. I made this salad dressing a week ago for dinner guests. I usually make an oil and vinegar dressing, but wanted something more. This dressing fit the bill. And it was a huge success. It is so simple and so fresh. Especially on freshly picked lettuce and some tiny heirloom tomatoes.

I have to say that it have become my favorite dressing. It uses fresh ingredients. It is fresh basil, mayo, buttermilk, green onion, salt, and pepper. That is it. Just whisk together. There’s your dressing.

So much better than anything out of a bottle. You can make cake, biscuits, and pancakes with your extra buttermilk. Or just make lots of this dressing. I can see this dressing on more than a simple lettuce salad, but with more complex salads. I will be experimenting with this dressing and other salad ingredients. So stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy this dressing on your salad today.

PS – I changed my recipe format. Does it work for you? Let me know in the comments before I switch all my recipes to this format. 


Basil Buttermilk Salad Dressing Ingredients



Basil Buttermilk Salad Dressing


  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 small green onion, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Chop basil and green onion
  • Whisk together buttermilk and mayonnaise.
  • Add basil, scallion, black pepper, and salt whisking.
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve.
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