Buttermilk and Chive Salad Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Buttermilk and Chive Salad Dressing Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Buttermilk and Chive Salad Dressing

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"This is great on potato salad! Adjust the seasonings to suite your taste, and use less mayonnaise if you'd like a thinner dressing."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sugar, salt, pepper and chives; store in refrigerator until ready to use.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 12, 2010

It's a shame that this recipe has gotten such poor reviews in the past bringing it's average rating to only 3 stars. I'm giving it four because you definitely have to play with it a bit, but if you do it's really good! I had some buttermilk to use up and some fresh chives so I gave it a try. I ended up adding more buttermilk and some dried dill weed. I think if you were to add some sour cream (replace half the mayo with sour cream) and keep it thicker it would make a very nice veggie dip.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2003

it's creative

Jul 20, 2010

I read the first four (the only four) reviews and found they really didn't give this recipe a fair shake, so here's my take. This is one of those recipes that's SO dependent on "seasoning to taste" and it's so easy to adjust that! If you like more or less of something, just do it and please your own tastebuds! In my case I basically flip-flopped the amounts of buttermilk and mayo and added a little sour cream - nothing drastic, but it worked better for me. I eliminated the sugar, not because it shouldn't be there but because it's my preference. I also added a little garlic powder and some fresh dill - again, not because the recipe necessarily needed it but because I wanted it. This is a good start for what will be a great dressing if you just tweak it to suit you. We loved it with my changes. Make this with YOUR preferences till you get it just right and you'll love it too!

May 17, 2005

Nah...not for me. Sorry.

Jul 12, 2011

This is a great recipe, but I actually used it as a base. I had some fresh parsley and oregano that I also put in with the chives. I also added some dill, onion powder and garlic powder that I had. My husband likes spicy foods so I also added some crushed red pepper flakes and some Sriracha sauce (or Rooster Sauce as I've heard a few people call it). This added a bit of heat and flavor as well.

Jun 17, 2011

I used a mix of reduced fat mayonnaise and reduced fat sour cream and I doubled the amount of chives. I decided to omit the sugar only because we don't like sweet dressings. I think this is what it says it is--it's a buttermilk and chive dressing. I mean, that's what it is. If I wanted more spices, I'd have ranch dressing. As is, it was good. Next time, I'll take Pam-3BoysMama's recommendation and make it ahead of time so it has time for the flavors to meld together.

Jul 26, 2010

I halved this recipe, but otherwise followed it exactly as written. It is a mild flavored dressing, but the flavors come alive a bit more after it sits. I made it an hour or so before eating it and the flavor of the chives was more noticable then. I served it over a salad of homegrown baby greens and cukes with grape tomatoes, bacon, and croutons. I will make this again. Thanks for the recipe!

Jul 18, 2008

Use scallions (all I had) and was a nice taste on fresh from the garden salad.


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  • Calories
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 247 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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