Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing is a deliciously easy, flavorful, homemade, Southern-Style salad dressing that our family has made for years to enjoy over our favorite salad greens and fixings. Made with buttermilk, creamy mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, organic apple cider, and fresh herbs, Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing brings a tempting flavor burst to any salad.

It’s that time of the year where we are all chopping up fresh greens and crisp veggies trying to shed a few of the holiday pounds, yet still, enjoy a bit of flavor to our food. Just like everyone else Southerners enjoy a good salad at lunch our as a side to our meals at dinner time. This Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing is one of my favorite homemade go-to recipes to pour over my greens.

Southern-Style House Dressing

In the South, we love our Buttermilk and Mayonnaise so much you will find them in many of our iconic Southern-Style recipes. Fried Chicken? You guessed it we use buttermilk to brine the chicken to make it juicy and succulent. Mayonnaise? We use that creation in almost any anything right down to our Chocolate Mayonnaise Cakes. It’s a just Southern thing Y’all, we live for bold creamy flavors in our recipes.Southern-Style House Dressing 01

Today, I decided I was in the mood for a healthy salad made with fresh greens, ripe avocados, grape tomatoes, juicy strawberries, and sweet plum blueberries with a good dose of my favorite homemade Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing drizzled over the top of it. How can you go wrong with that combination? Sometimes I add white chicken breast strips in my salad but today I wanted to enjoy it as a side versus a meal.

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This salad dressing if pretty straightforward and easy to make, however, I wouldn’t call it a diet dressing Y’all. If you’re looking for a diet salad dressing you’re looking at the wrong recipe. Now you can make a few adaptions to the recipe to make it more diet friendly such as using a fat-free buttermilk, light mayonnaise, or yogurt, and Splenda Sweetener instead of sugar, but I can promise you it will not even remotely taste the same.

Southern-Style House Dressing


5 from 5 votes
Southern-Style House Dressing
Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing
Prep Time
6 mins
1 hr
Total Time
6 mins
A simple and delicious Southern-Style Salad Dressing that you can enjoy drizzled over almost any salad
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: salad, Salad Dressing
Servings: 10 People
Author: The McCallum's Shamrock Patch
  • 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  1. Combine all the listed ingredients and the seasoning in a glass bowl and mix well
  2. Whisk in the cold buttermilk until the dressing is smooth and creamy
  3. Adjust seasonings as needed.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour before using
  5. Serve over your favorite salad greens
  6. Refrigerate remaining salad dressing
Recipe Notes

If desired place herbs in a small food chopper to chop finely


Southern House Salad Dressing Recipe

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