Recipes,  Salads,  Vinaigrettes

Mason Jar Buttermilk Dressing with Fresh Herbs

Any regular reader of WKC knows I am obsessed with my food processor. Not all of us have a food processor, and frankly sometimes it’s easier to just be simple – enter humble and wonderful Mason jar. One of my greatest pleasures is watching Ridgely run wild making a Mason jar dressing. She chops herbs and maybe a shallot, pours her oil and vinegars, shakes the jar and then the alchemy – a delicious vinaigrette! There are so many studies out showing kids are more bought-in when they have a hand in choosing and making a family meal. It’s not only being on-board with dinner, it’s that they are proud of their contribution. They become excited to share their creations and we, as parents, want them engaged.

I always serve salads undressed to my family. My kids will only eat a salad plain, but they will try a bite of the dressing. Baby steps!
Jeff and I love this dressing! I was enjoying it so much I had two helpings!
Mason Jar Buttermilk Dressing with Fresh Herbs
Author: Kate Wagner
Serves: 2 cups
A perfect recipe to make with your kids! It has a short ingredient list and you can’t really mess this up! If your children aren’t ready for a knife, just give them a pair of scissors to chop up the herbs. I have 4 pairs designated just for my kitchen and they go right into the dishwasher. Consider this recipe a template – I used a mixture of dill and scallions, but this dressing is equally delicious with chives. Parsley or thyme would also be great. Happy cooking!
  • 4 tbsp Fresh herbs
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 of Lemon, juice (You can also add the zest if you have time)
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  1. Place all ingredients in a Mason jar and shake vigorously.
  2. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.




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