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!