Rating: 3.42 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

This is great on potato salad! Adjust the seasonings to suite your taste, and use less mayonnaise if you'd like a thinner dressing.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sugar, salt, pepper and chives; store in refrigerator until ready to use.

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Nutrition Facts

73 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 2.5g; fat 6.7g; cholesterol 7.5mg; sodium 246.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2010
It's a shame that this recipe has gotten such poor reviews in the past bringing it's average rating to only 3 stars. I'm giving it four because you definitely have to play with it a bit but if you do it's really good! I had some buttermilk to use up and some fresh chives so I gave it a try. I ended up adding more buttermilk and some dried dill weed. I think if you were to add some sour cream (replace half the mayo with sour cream) and keep it thicker it would make a very nice veggie dip. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2003
it's creative Read More
(17)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2010
It's a shame that this recipe has gotten such poor reviews in the past bringing it's average rating to only 3 stars. I'm giving it four because you definitely have to play with it a bit but if you do it's really good! I had some buttermilk to use up and some fresh chives so I gave it a try. I ended up adding more buttermilk and some dried dill weed. I think if you were to add some sour cream (replace half the mayo with sour cream) and keep it thicker it would make a very nice veggie dip. Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2010
I read the first four (the only four) reviews and found they really didn't give this recipe a fair shake so here's my take. This is one of those recipes that's SO dependent on "seasoning to taste" and it's so easy to adjust that! If you like more or less of something just do it and please your own tastebuds! In my case I basically flip-flopped the amounts of buttermilk and mayo and added a little sour cream - nothing drastic but it worked better for me. I eliminated the sugar not because it shouldn't be there but because it's my preference. I also added a little garlic powder and some fresh dill - again not because the recipe necessarily needed it but because I wanted it. This is a good start for what will be a great dressing if you just tweak it to suit you. We loved it with my changes. Make this with YOUR preferences till you get it just right and you'll love it too! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2003
it's creative Read More
(17)
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Rating: 1 stars
05/17/2005
Nah...not for me. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2011
This is a great recipe but I actually used it as a base. I had some fresh parsley and oregano that I also put in with the chives. I also added some dill onion powder and garlic powder that I had. My husband likes spicy foods so I also added some crushed red pepper flakes and some Sriracha sauce (or Rooster Sauce as I've heard a few people call it). This added a bit of heat and flavor as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2011
I used a mix of reduced fat mayonnaise and reduced fat sour cream and I doubled the amount of chives. I decided to omit the sugar only because we don't like sweet dressings. I think this is what it says it is--it's a buttermilk and chive dressing. I mean that's what it is. If I wanted more spices I'd have ranch dressing. As is it was good. Next time I'll take Pam-3BoysMama's recommendation and make it ahead of time so it has time for the flavors to meld together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
I halved this recipe but otherwise followed it exactly as written. It is a mild flavored dressing but the flavors come alive a bit more after it sits. I made it an hour or so before eating it and the flavor of the chives was more noticable then. I served it over a salad of homegrown baby greens and cukes with grape tomatoes bacon and croutons. I will make this again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2008
Use scallions (all I had) and was a nice taste on fresh from the garden salad. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2010
Use full-fat mayo have the buttermilk on hand to add and suppress the mayo flavor add more spices to taste (garlic powder some form of onions dill lemon pepper) and you have a pleasant ranch dressing. I could not have tolerated the original recipe without more umph. Read More
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