Marra's Light Citrus Buttermilk Salad Dressing

"Inspired by lainey's Recipe #261991 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."
photo by Nif_H photo by Nif_H
photo by Nif_H
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by invictus photo by invictus
photo by 2Bleu photo by 2Bleu
Ready In:
1 cup




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

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Nif_H
    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! :)
  2. CoffeeB
    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.
  3. Sydney Mike
    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]
  4. CookingONTheSide
    This is very good with wonderful flavor! Made for Gimme 5 tag.
  5. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    Totally loved this. Very, very refreshing and the taste of citrus matched my salad exactly. I have used Lainey's dressing, and loved this too, however; this brought a whole new taste bud sensation. I used some fresh baby salad greens and baby spinach with some sliced (thinly) oranges and walnuts with this is dressing and it went so nicely together. Added a bit of sea salt to the top and this was a salad made in heaven. Will use this often as well, it is light and you totally want to just dip your little finger in and keep tasting. Yummy! Thank you so much, Marra Mamba! Made for *Aussie Swap* 2008.

RECIPE SUBMITTED BY I am a middle aged foodie who has had the luxury of living all over the world except asia. Lived in or grew up in Nigeria, Kenya, Chicago, Russia,and haiti. born in New Zealand, brother born in Austria and many more. I have chronic medication resistant depression after 10 years on anti depressants that worked well but would stop working after a year or two, so now do my best at home living on disabilty. Not a bad thing, many have far worse health issues but i have been able to concentrate on food/cooking. My main passions are my cats. I live in the woods and somehow many starving strays or "dumps" have found the message babies who passed on left in the woods saying "suck lives at xxxx road. Most arrive sick and/or starving. Right now i have 2 that arrived with feline herpes and their attendant 2ndry bacterial infections but are doing beautifully. One old man who was going to be euthanized bc a lady who found him as a stray was moving and didnt want him...well he was a biter and rather grumpy who was in ICU for 3 days with a deadly gut infection which was fixed but he left with a diagnosis of diabetes. 3 months on insulin and finally diet controlled and he caught the herpes virus, respiratory symptom version and turned into a cuddler. Butterscotch must think "why didnt i figure out this cuddle stuff was great before i got sick!" Doing wonderfully even though he has bouts. he and the other kids are my babies. Sadly Butterscotch died of Lymphatic cancer in winter of 2008. A year before Big Boy arrived in my life, starving and weak. Full of affection he jumped into my arms and stayed, turns out he has FIV (cat hiv) so he needs to be watched closely. I love him dearly <img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"> <img src=""> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src=""> <img src="">
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes