This lemon buttermilk dressing is light, creamy, and tangy. It's a delicious salad dressing recipe that goes well with broccoli coleslaw or your favorite greens.

Lemon buttermilk dressing in a glass jar with lemon slices beside it.

This buttermilk salad dressing is a staple in our home, especially during the summer months when we crave something light and fresh tasting. 

Why we love this lemon buttermilk dressing

  • Tangy buttermilk and lemon juice were made for each other.
  • It's the ideal creamy coleslaw dressing.
  • Bright and fresh tasting.
  • Only 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise. That's right, this is a healthy buttermilk salad dressing. The little bit of mayo gives the dressing some depth without loading it down.
  • It keeps for a week in your fridge so it's perfect for meal prep!

Try it on our Classic Broccoli Coleslaw:

Lemon Buttermilk Dressing being poured over broccoli salad.

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Lemon buttermilk dressing in a glass jar with lemon slices beside it.

Creamy Lemon Buttermilk Dressing

This lemon buttermilk dressing is light, creamy, and tangy. It's a delicious salad dressing recipe that goes well with broccoli coleslaw or your favorite greens.

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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 lemons, zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, NOT Miracle Whip!
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely minced

Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and whisk together.
    ¾ cup buttermilk, 2 lemons, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 ½ tablespoons honey, ½ teaspoon sea salt, 1 clove garlic
  • Keeps well for a week in your fridge. Shake before using.
Serving: 1 tablespoon, Calories: 21kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 98mg, Potassium: 36mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 23IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg
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