Thrifty Thursday

Buttermilk Garlic Salad Dressing Recipe

For a terrific Thrifty Thursday idea I am turning to Alanna Kellogg, second [simage=48,160,n,left] generation food columnist, vegetable evangelist and host of “A Veggie Venture” blog, for a fantastic idea which saves both money and your waistline – while providing a thrill for your taste buds.

Earlier this year Alanna challenged her readers to find easy to make-ahead salad dressings to replace bottled dressings from the supermarket.

Her Buttermilk Garlic Salad Dressing recipe is so versatile. You can dress up your salads, jazz-up vegetables, coleslaw, tuna salad and sandwiches with this yummy homemade salad dressing! Keep it in the frig year-around. And it’s practically a “free” food!

What a treat. It’s full of flavor, low in calories, low carbs, made from ‘whole’ ingredients, no chemicals, and no faux-foods.

Buttermilk Garlic Salad Dressing
Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Makes 2 cups

1/2 cup sour cream (I used low-fat sour cream)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used low-fat Hellman’s, Alanna’s recommendation)
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon pimentón (what’s pimenton? it’s a lovely smoky Spanish paprika)
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Combine in a blender. Will keep for a week or more in the frig.

Source: Alanna Kellogg by permission.

Take my suggestion, make a double batch – one for you and one to give to a friend as a thoughtful gift.

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