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Pesto Buttermilk Dressing

The #DairyMonth celebration continues today and so does my pesto fixation!  It's one of my new favorite ingredients and today's recipe is Liz B's Pesto Buttermilk Dressing from Taste of Home.

I made a few swaps- I used rice vinegar instead of the white wine vinegar and I used roasted garlic cloves. Buttermilk, yogurt, parm cheese, lemon, salt, pepper, and pesto round out the ingredient list.

I poured all the ingredients into a Ball jar with a reusable lid and gave it a shake. You could also toss everything into your blender or use a stick blender.

That distributed everything nicely, but be sure to give it a shake again before serving. I started with some simple mixed greens and added some halved tomatoes and sliced radishes from my garden.

You can serve it from the jar or you can move it to a fancier vessel if you like. I got this adorable bottle at a local restaurant supply store. The buttermilk and yogurt work with the pesto to give it a delicious herby flavor with some tang to it.

It also made an amazing marinade for some boneless skinless chicken.  Soak it overnight and then you can bread it and bake it or pop it on the grill.

Thank you so much for joining me today for #DairyMonth.  Be sure to go and check out what the other bloggers made by clicking the links down below! 


Pesto Buttermilk Dressing

Pesto Buttermilk Dressing
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto (I like Classico Traditional Basil Pesto)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 roasted garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


Place all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Just before serving, shake dressing again.
pesto, buttermilk, dressing
Salads, Dressings, homemade



Wednesday #DairyMonth Recipes

  • Breakfast Frozen Yogurt Parfait Popsicles by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Homemade Banana Pudding by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  • Easy Homemade Creamy Fudgesicles by Blogghetti
  • Eclair Cake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Grasshopper Ice Cream Drink by Art of Natural Living
  • Pesto Buttermilk Dressing by Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • Pineapple and Cottage Cheese Ambrosia by Palatable Pastime
  • Pepper Jack Cheese Wedges by Jen Around the World
  • Stem Ginger Cheesecake Icecream by Magical Ingredients



    1. This dressing sounds delicious and I have some pesto sitting in my refrigerator just waiting for a purpose.

    2. i usually think of buttermilk dressing as bland but this would win me over!

    3. I love how super simple this dressing is. Homemade dressings are the best!

    4. This is a very flavorful dressing. I love the pesto flavor!

    5. I think I have some tomato pesto in the fridge. I might have to try this recipe with that pesto. This sounds delicious!


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