Garlic Chive Buttermilk Dressing

Garlic Chive Buttermilk Dressing

LivFarms’ Garlic Chive Buttermilk Dressing is a creamy,tangy, and herb-infused delight, offering a smooth texture with bursts of fresh flavors. The base of buttermilk provides a slightly tart and refreshing setting,which is beautifully enriched by the lush creaminess of mayonnaise. Fresh chives lend a mild onion-like flavor with a hint of garlic, enhancing the dressing's freshness, while the minced garlic itself introduces a warm, savory depth. A touch of lemon juice adds a subtle citrus note, brightening the overall taste and bringing a light zest to the mix. This dressing pairs wonderfully with the crisp, clean flavors of LivFarms’ Romaine lettuce, whose sturdy leaves are an ideal canvas for the dressing's rich and velvety texture. To complement this dressing, consider incorporating crispy bacon bits for a salty crunch, diced tomatoes for juiciness, and sliced cucumbers for a cool, refreshing contrast. Shredded carrots or red onions could also add color and a slightsweetness, making your salad a visually appealing and flavorful experience.


  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh chives chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • In a mixing bowl, combine ½ cup of buttermilk and ¼ cup of mayonnaise.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of chopped freshchives to the bowl.
  • Peel and mince 1 clove of garlic, thenincorporate it into the dressing.
  • Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice into the mixture for brightness.
  • Season the Garlic Chive Buttermilk Dressing with salt and pepper to taste. Begin with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper, adjusting according to your preference.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until the dressing achieves a smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Taste the dressing and make any additional seasoning adjustments if necessary.
  • Transfer the dressing to a storage container.
  • Refrigerate the dressing for at least 30 minutes before using to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Shake or stir well before serving over salads for a tangy and garlic infused dressing.


Chives, a member of the onion family, offer a delicate, onion-like flavor with a hint
 of garlic, making them a versatile and subtle addition to many dishes. Unlike their
 more pungent relatives, chives impart a milder taste that doesn't overpower other
 flavors in a dish. In this Garlic Chive Buttermilk Dressing, chives bring a fresh,
 slightly tangy, and herby element that complements the creamy buttermilk and
 mayonnaise base. Their mild onion-like flavor pairs wonderfully with the sharpness
 of the minced garlic and the acidity of the lemon juice. Chives not only add taste
 but also a burst of color, enhancing the visual appeal of the dressing.
Chives are nutritionally beneficial, even when used in small amounts like in salad
 dressings. They are a low-calorie herb that contains a variety of vitamins and
 minerals. Chives are a good source of vitamin K, essential for blood clotting and
 bone health, and they also provide some vitamin A, vitamin C, and folate.
 Additionally, chives contain small amounts of calcium and magnesium.
Chives contain quercetin, an antioxidant that may help reduce blood pressure and
 improve heart health. They also have allicin, which is found in other members of the
 onion family and is known for its potential to reduce cholesterol levels and lower the
 risk of heart disease. The sulfur compounds in chives can contribute to boosting the
 immune system and may have anticancer properties. A study published in the
 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that chives, along with other allium
 vegetables, contain antioxidants that have been linked to reducing the risk of
 cancer, particularly stomach and esophageal cancers. Regular consumption of
 chives as part of a balanced diet can contribute to overall health, particularly in
 supporting cardiovascular health and potentially offering some protection against
 certain types of cancer.

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