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Quick and Easy Buttermilk Dressing + My Favorite Summer Salad

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A quick and easy buttermilk dressing made with fresh herbs on top of my favorite summer salad.
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, black pepper, buttermilk, cucumber, garlic, parsley, red onion, shallot, thyme, Tomato
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 193
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

BUTTERMILK DRESSING:

  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons mayo
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

MY FAVORITE SUMMER SALAD:

  • 10 ounces herb spring mix salad greens
  • 4 slices thick-cut applewood bacon cubed and cooked until crispy (drained)
  • 1/2 english cucumber halved and sliced into half moons
  • 1 cup mixed tomatoes cherry, sungold, chocolate etc. halved or quartered
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced thin
  • croutons
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

FOR THE BUTTERMILK DRESSING:

  • In a small jar or container with a tight-fitted lid combine the minced shallot, garlic clove, parsley and thyme.
  • Add in the cider vinegar, mayo and buttermilk. Season with kosher salt and LOTS of coarse black pepper and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Chill or serve right away.

FOR MY FAVORITE SUMMER SALAD:

  • In a large bowl add the herb spring mix, cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced red onion, croutons, crispy bacon and sprinkle with coarse black pepper.
  • Serve with the super delicious homemade buttermilk dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 946IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg