Buttermilk Chive Dressing — a tangy rich garlicky salad dressing that doubles as a wonderfully delicious appetizer dip.
Y’all, this Buttermilk Chive Dressing is one of those O-M-Goodness-have-mercy-this-is-so-flipping-good recipes! I dreamt of this recipe for the longest time before attempting it and I can tell you that it is a dream come true. The tangy buttermilk with garlic and onion and a pinch of kosher salt just dances joyfully on the tastebuds. It’s delicious on a fresh garden salad but it’s perfect for dipping veggies, especially carrots and wings.
Buttermilk chive dressing ingredients
Buttermilk- I use full fat but you can certainly use reduced. Recently, I tried this recipe with homemade DIY Buttermilk and it was great!
Mayo- My preferred brand is Duke’s but you can use what you like best as long as it’s not miracle whip or a very sweet mayo.
White onion- White onion finely grated will works best but yellow onion is a good substitute. I like the sharpness of the white onion in this dressing.
White vinegar- I have tried this dressing with white wine vinegar and it was too much for the recipe. One teaspoon of distilled white vinegar is just right.
Fresh parsley- I roughly chop my parsley but you can mince yours for a finer texture if you’d like.
In a bowl, whisk together the mayo, grated onion, minced garlic, chopped parsley, sliced chives, lemon juice, and white vinegar to blend. Then whisk in the buttermilk to the desired consistency. Season with kosher salt and white pepper to taste.
Thicker dip instructions
To make this dressing into a thicker dip, use only half of the buttermilk following the
It is an amazing salad dressing. I like it on a quick side salad made with lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and red onion. You can also serve this buttermilk chive dressing as a dip. Just whip up a platter of Air Fryer Old Bay Wings or Creole Butter Wings, and a mess of carrot sticks.
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Buttermilk Chive Dressing
- ¼ c buttermilk more or less for desired consistency
- 1 c mayo
- ¼ c chives
- 2 tsp garlic cloves minced
- 2 tbsp white onion grated
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp fresh parsley
- ⅛ tsp kosher salt or to taste
- ⅛ tsp white pepper
- In a bowl, whisk together the mayo, onion, garlic, parsley, chives, lemon juice, and vinegar to blend. Then whisk in the buttermilk to the desired consistency. Season with kosher salt and white pepper to taste.