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Buttermilk Basil Salad Dressing Recipe

Buttermilk Basil Salad Dressing Recipe

My husband can't eat greasy or spicy foods, and non of us like mayonnaise, so I created this creamy dressing we all enjoy. It gets its pleasant flavor from fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. —Nancy Johnston of San Dimas, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Torn mixed salad greens


  • 1. In a bowl, combine buttermilk and sour cream. Stir in cheese, basil, onion salt and garlic. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve over salad greens. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 tablespoons dressing) equals 35 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat.