Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Do you like to work out?  I can't say I do.
But since I am a foodie and I am not one of those who have a great metabolism, I have to work out.

I see all sizes in the gym. Chunky, masculine, skinny, hour glass figured ladies, obese, over weight and what not.

When I see obese, over weight, chunky people I feel good about myself.

When I see hour glass figures, I get depressed.

When I see skinny ladies, I decide to eat salad for two meals that day.
But if I have to eat salad all by myself, I get sad.

To avoid that, I should make my husband eat it with me.
To do that, I made this dressing because he loves ranch dressing.  Since I had to eat it too, I made my version without using eggs.

Do you feel 'J' when you look at those skinny ladies? Go ahead make this salad and replace one meal with it. No? Then check out cakes and cookies on this blog and indulge yourself.
Buttermilk Dressing

One Year Back - Nutty Okra Masala
Cream Cheese - 4 TBSP softened (I used fat free)
Buttermilk - 1/2 - 3/4 cup (Depending on how thin you want the dressing to be)
Scallions - Chopped very fine about 2 TBSP  (use only green part)
Salt - to taste
Black Pepper powder - to taste
Hot sauce - 2 tsp (optional. Use only if you are used to spicy food)
Garlic - 2 cloves grated
Parsley - 1 1/2 tsp if dried and 1 TBSP if fresh
Buttermilk Dressing

Beat the cream cheese till smooth and no lumps are there. Add buttermilk and continue to mix till everything comes together. Use 1/2 cup in the beginning and add the remaining 1/4 cup if required. Add salt, black pepper, hot sauce if using and mix. Finally add scallions, parsley (rub on your palm if using dried herb) and garlic. Mix it for the final time and use in salads.
Buttermilk Dressing

The salad I made had Red radish, cucumber, tomatoes, green olives, avocado, arugula, baby spinach. You can use any veggie of your choice.

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  1. I feel the same way too... i try to exercise, but i am too buzy or too lazy!
    the dressing looks good!

  2. Healthy salad,luks Delicious...

  3. I am not a salad person!! I can eat only carrot n lettuce in the raw form once in a while! This dressing looks awesome though! Nice presentation

  4. now ur pictuers are in close shots and lovely salad

  5. sounds healthy n delicious...

  6. when the salad is going to be so delicious, I dont mind going on a diet at all..yummyn dressing

  7. I do similar to this dressing with greek yogurt, using buttermilk sounds awesome..

  8. Wow wow Ican live one day only on salads this dressing sounds fantastic but cream cheese ummm if I remove that how it will be? or can I reduce the amount let me know dearlove that combi nation of white and green colors champa...nice one.

  9. Amazing Pictures
    I love your salad. Sharing an award with you. Pl collect it from http://chettinadthruminu.blogspot.com/2011/02/award.html

  10. Thanks everyone.
    You could use very thick yogurt and instead of thin buttermilk, use not so thin buttermilk. It should be alright.

  11. LOL...love your post ..and liked tht dressing a lot ...looks very ugd

  12. If you are going to prepare salads like this,I would happily join in to give you company :)

  13. I am ready to eat this for 2 meals...
    Looks deliciously inviting


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