Go Back
+ servings
Basil Buttermilk Dressing in a mason jar with a spoon.
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Basil Buttermilk Dressing

Summer fresh basil is the star of this creamy Basil Buttermilk Dressing. This versatile homemade salad dressing is a wonderful choice for your summer salads.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 152kcal


  • cup buttermilk
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup packed roughly chopped basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste


  • Purée all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Taste and add additional salt, if needed.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg