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Heirloom Tomatoes with Buttermilk Dressing

Tags: Heirlooms, Julia Rutland, recipe, salad, side dish

The perfect blend of creamy and tangy, this buttermilk dressing turns already-tasty fresh heirloom tomatoes into a delicious treat you’ll want to make again and again.

Yield :  4-6 servings


  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon total chopped fresh chives, thyme, and/or basil
  • ½ small garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • Fresh herb leaves and cracked black pepper for garnish


  • Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl or jar. Cover and chill at least 1 hour to let flavors meld.
  • Serve buttermilk dressing over sliced tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate extra dressing for up to 1 week.


Recipe by Julia Rutland.

Heirloom Tomatoes with Buttermilk Dressing
Heirloom Tomatoes with Buttermilk Dressing!

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