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This tasty, 1 point salad dressing is not only super easy to make, but it’s a really unique flavor combination that will definitely add a kick to your greens whenever you’ve got the salad blah’s.

I really like a LOT of dressing on my salads, so I like to use dressings that are so low calorie, I can use a lot of and not have to worry about adding on those extra Weight Watchers Points. It’s rich and creamy, and full of flavor, and most importantly – doesn’t taste like it’s a diet salad dressing.

Though this is not an official one of Weight Watchers Salad Dressing Recipes, anyone who wants to lose some extra calories in their salad dressings will definitely dig this recipe!

Buttermilk Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe


  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey (warmed to pour more easily)
  • 1 tbsp light mayo
  • 1/2 tsp basil, finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Blend together until smooth and transfer to a seal tight container.
  2. Refrigerate overnight to blend flavors.

Entire Recipe makes 1/1/2 cups
Serving size is 4 tbsp
Each serving = 1 Point


  1. Does this recipe reflect smart points or the old point system? Thanks!

    • LaaLoosh

      This is still on the old points system. We haven’t been able to update to the new Points plan yet.

  2. I love your website. Found it by accident. It’s amazing. Thank you for such awesome recipes. I’m in my 6th week of weight watchers and I wish I started years ago. Anyhow, I have your site bookmarked on all my devices. Thank you so much.

  3. Roz Hechler

    Love your site and your recipes. i am a lifetime member of W.W. Want to stay that way. Thank you for the help

  4. Roz Hechler

    Love your site. Love your recipes. Thank you. I am a lifetime member. Trying to stay that way.
    Thank you again

  5. HI! I just made this and it turned out runny. Will it get thicker as it sits overnight in fridge?

  6. Amy Van Beck

    I too love my dressing and use a lot of it, I can't wait to try this!

  7. Skinnyminnie

    Found your site accidentally but OMG what a treasure trove of awesome recipes. Keep those delish mouth watering recipes a coming!

  8. Weight Watcher Chic

    Yummm! That dressing sounds awesome… now I have to go tothe store and get buttermilk before lunch cause I gotta try this…. Homemade low cal dressings are so much better than store bought! Thanks for posting!

  9. Where can I find reduced fat buttermilk? BTW, love your website. Have told so many people about it. They love your recipes, as do I! Thanks for all your hard work.

    • You should be able to find it at the grocery store in the dairy section. And thanks for your positive feedback! I'm glad you like the recipes :).