June 30, 2010

Easy Garden Dinner with Buttermilk Dressing

Yesterday, I was up in the hills of Glastonbury, CT working at a new house.  Glastonbury is right in the middle of CT farm country.  I stopped on my way home and found everything I needed for a dinner salad including baby yukon gold potatoes.  The potatoes gave me the inspiration for the dressing.  I also love chopping herbs into salads to give each bite a more full flavor.  Topped with a buttermilk dressing the salad came together quickly and any leftovers will taste better today.

3/4 cup buttermilk
3 cloves garlic minced
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp sugar
2 tbs white wine vinegar
1 tbs olive oil

combine in a jar or shaker, and shake until well combined

Green beans steamed and rinsed in cool water
fresh herbs including parsley and chives
Mixed Greens I chose spinach and 2 types of letuce
potatoes quartered and boiled seasoned with salt and pepper
hard boiled eggs
smoked turkey and provolone sliced

Of course almost anything would taste great in the salad.  I like the way the beans and potatoes give it a nice substance.


  1. That looks so delicious to me! The perfect dish for a hot summer night...

  2. This is a beautiful thing! Love the buttermilk dressing, you're making me very hungry:-)

  3. Buttermilk is just the best isn't it!! your salad looks amazing and how you arranged it on the plate!!

    ~Prairie Story...care of Alison Zulyniak

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  5. Looks amazing and such a great idea!!!

  6. jenny13.7.10

    looks so good!