Buttermilk Dressing

Creamy and garlicky, this dressing is also superfast and easy.


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  • 1 small garlic clove, smashed
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. Sprinkle the garlic with a pinch of salt and mash to a paste. In a bowl, whisk together the garlic, sour cream, mayonnaise and vinegar. Whisk in the buttermilk and season with pepper.


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Contributed By Photo © Frances Janisch Published May 2007

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