Ice Box Buttermilk Dressing

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Fans of thick and creamy salad dressing will love this. I originally found this recipe on Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef’s website at the time of her TV show. I still love it and make it often, varying the fresh herbs to suit the meal. The vinegary capers, shallots and herbs give so much flavour that all it needs is some delicious, fresh greens like our Lepp Farms lettuce to create a tasty salad. 


1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons grainy mustard or Smak Dab White Wine and Herb Mustard 

2 tablespoons White Wine or Apple Cider Vinegar

2 tablespoons rinsed capers, chopped

2 tablespoons finely minced shallot

1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as oregano, basil or dill, or a combination of your favorite herbs

salt and hot red pepper sauce, to taste


Place all the ingredients except olive oil in a bowl and mix well. Whisking continuously, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream to incorporate it. Store dressing in a jar in the refrigerator and give it a good shake to blend. If it seems too thick, add some additional buttermilk to adjust to your liking. The dressing can be prepared up to 1 week ahead, covered, and refrigerated.

Looking for the other recipes pictured above? Find them here:

Maple Balsamic
Creamy Maple Mustard
Orange Jalapeno Vinaigrette
Chickpea Tahini
Caesar – Try our housemade Caesar dressing, available in our produce cooler section.