Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

A delicious salad dressing made even better with fresh herbs! Adapted from Martha Stewart Living magzine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together cucumber, shallot, sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, sugar, cayenne, parsley, scallions and dill, if using, in a bowl. Add additional salt and cayenne if needed.
  2. The dressing can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

I liked this quite well, the cucumber bits in the dressing did not appeal to others, so I'm splitting the difference. I made about half of this, probably went a bit heavier on the scallion/parsley/dill, as I like all of those in a salad. Very refreshing, and so much nicer than commercial ranch dressings, which I cannot bear to even look at any longer.

duonyte August 20, 2011

Very good and tangy dressing. I halved the recipe which worked fine. loved the buttermilk in this. Using the large holes to grate the cucumbers made the dressing a little chunky so next time I will use the small holes. I wouldn't blend it though, because the little chunks of cucumbers were nice. Thanks for sharing.

little_wing September 20, 2009

I was looking for a way to use up some cukes and found this dressing. I love making my own! This one is good, with a bit of a bite (maybe from onion and cayenne). I used 1 green onion (white/light green) and didn't have shallots. Used the 1/2 tsp sucanat (sugar), only 1/8 tsp dried dill. I put it all (including the cukes) in a blender, rather than by hand. Easy to make and made 2 cups exactly.

WI Cheesehead September 08, 2007

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