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

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Whisk
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 lemons, zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip!)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 garlic clove, very finely minced

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and whisk together.
  2. Keeps well for a week in your fridge. Shake before using.

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