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
- 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.
My hands smell like fresh tomatoes and basil just picked from the garden… and chopped garlic. Glorious smells. Smells, which say something wonderful is being prepared.
In the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta you can have this wonderful sauce. This is a no-cook sauce. It is so fresh. And it is so simple.
Pull out the food processor. A cutting board and a knife.
Quarter 1.5 pounds of beefsteak tomatoes. I would only use garden ripened tomatoes or ones gotten from a local farmer’s market. The key is to have the tomatoes bursting with flavor.
Put the quartered tomatoes in the food process, add one clove of chopped garlic, some olive, salt, and pepper. Give it a whirl to puree the mixture.
Drain the pasta, spoon the sauce over the pasta, then add the chopped fresh basil mixing gently. Grate some fresh parmesan cheese on the top.
You’ve got dinner. In a flash. And healthy.