Marra's Light Citrus Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Inspired by lainey's Light Buttermilk Ranch Dressing I made my own giving it a citrus twist as well as other things. You can switch the lime for lemon, orange or tangerine as well. The lime not only gives it a wonderful flavor but also thickens the buttermilk further.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry base ingredients together and store in an air tight container.
  2. Whisk all wet ingredients together except the lime juice.
  3. Add 1 to 2 tbs of dry base to wet. Start with one and taste as you go.
  4. Add the lime juice a tsp at a time until you have the balance you like.
  5. Let dressing sit chilled in the fridge for at least an hour to let flavors meld.


Most Helpful

This was good! I liked the mixture of herbs and skipped the thyme because I had Herbes de Provence. I think I would thicken it up a bit next time. I also think that if you let it sit longer, the dry ingredients would not feel so dry (if that makes sense!). Made for Everyday's a Holiday tag. Thanks! :)

Nif August 17, 2009

This had a different taste to me and I"m assuming it's from the lime. A bit too bitter for my taste and so I added a few more twists of fresh black pepper and seasalt. I did omit the herbes de provence. All in all a good dressing that went well with my salad I have most nights. I do have some of the DryBase left and so once the liquid part is gone from what I made today, I"ll try this using the dry in just buttermilk and plain yogurt. This is just my personal preference as I like things to be a bit more sweet.:-) Made for HolidayTag.

CoffeeB August 04, 2009

I'm not usually much for creamy dressings, but THIS SALAD DRESSING IS REALLY NICE & VERY NICE TASTING! Used it first on a predominantly orange & jicama salad, but am looking forward to topping other salads with this dressing as well! Thanks for a great keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Zaar Stars tag]

Sydney Mike July 20, 2009

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