Creamy Buttermilk Spinach Dressing

Creamy Buttermilk Spinach Dressing

Just a forewarning…..this may be the best creamy salad dressing you’ll ever try.

My mother, Barb, made this dressing every year when spinach was being harvested from her garden.   Mom grew a beautiful garden and there were staples on the table every spring – tender Black Seeded Simpson lettuce, red radishes, green onions and fresh spinach.   We always had trimmed radishes and green onions kept fresh in a cold bowl of water in the fridge.  We’d eat them raw dipped in a little salt.  Can you imagine your kids eating green onions like french fries?   We did and we loved it.

But, the spinach dressing was the highlight.  Don’t let the bacon drippings deter you from making this dressing.   Leave them out if you like but a little adds good flavor to the dressing.   Feel free to adjust the ratio of buttermilk/mayo for a thicker or thinner dressing.  You just can’t go wrong with this dressing!  Enjoy!

1 c buttermilk

1/2 c mayo

1 tsp dried dill or 1 T fresh, finely chopped

1 green onion, entire stalk diced including greens

Crispy fried bacon, one or two slices, diced

Bacon drippings, couple teaspoons, must be warm!

Freshly ground pepper

If you do not have buttermilk, make your own by combining whole milk with 1 or 2 T lemon juice.   Taste after one tablespoon and add more if you like more acidity.   Place in mixing bowl and whisk in the mayo until creamy.   Add remaining ingredients and combine well.   Taste for seasoning.   The dressing gets even better the next day but certainly delicious immediately.

We serve this over a fresh spinach salad with finely sliced red onion and sliced hard boiled BBF Eggs.