Summer Salad with Cheesy Basil Buttermilk Dressing

Summer Salad with Cheesy Basil Buttermilk Dressing

Homemade salad dressing over grilled vegetables and greens is easy, quick and perfect as a summer salad.

10 min. prep time
4 servings
000 Ratings



2/3 cup buttermilk*
7 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli 4 Cheese Italian Blend, cut in half
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil


1 medium zucchini, halved, quartered lengthwise
1/2 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
2 (1/2-inch thick) slices red onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (5-ounce) bag spring mix salad greens


Combine all dressing ingredients in 5-cup blender container. Blend 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Store dressing in refrigerator until serving time.

Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

Brush zucchini, bell pepper and onion with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Place vegetables onto grill. Grill, turning occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender and grill marks are visible. Cool; cut into small pieces.

Place salad greens into bowl; add grilled vegetable pieces. Serve with dressing.

*Substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 2/3 cup; let stand 5 minutes.

Recipe Tip

Refrigerate any remaining dressing for up to one week. Use with other salads or as a dip for fresh vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 250

Fat: 19g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 520mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 11g

Recipe #15856©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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