Friday, July 31, 2009

More From Your Buttermilk!

Do you want to use up your buttermilk that you bought? Here are some more tasty and quick ideas to add to your list.
Make a smoothie!!
Peel and cut up 1 ripe mango. Put into a blender. Add 3/4 cup buttermilk, 4 ice cubes, 1 Tbsp honey and a pinch of ground cardamom. Blend until smooth. This is a nice afternoon "pick-me-up" and full of vitamins and calcium.
Make tomato soup!! In a blender, combine 1 15.5 oz. can of fire-roasted tomatoes, 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce and 1/4 tsp. ground cumin. Blend all until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl; stir in 3 cup buttermilk and 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro. You can serve cold like gazpacho or heat in the microwave. This makes a quick and tasty lunch.
Make salad dressing!! Dress your greens with a smooth and creamy herb dressing. In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/4 cup light mayo, and 1 Tbsp each of cider vinegar, chopped parsley and snipped chives. (Make use of that herb garden!) Very tasty poured over ice cold and crispy hearty greens such as romaine, with a few tomatoes and red onion tossed in together.
Easy and breezy summer recipes...that get you out of the kitchen fast!


  1. That tomato soup sounds delish!!!

  2. It is the perfect secret ingredinet isn't it? I like to batter my chicken with it then into the flour for a crispy fried chicken! I also use powdered buttermilk for that extra kick in my ranch dressing!

  3. I always have buttermilk on hand. I just made buttermilk dressing and it was delish!
    Thanks for the extra ideas!


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