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Creamy Kefir Black Peppercorn Dressing


Use this versatile recipe to dress a salad or use as a sauce on vegetables or meat. The cultured dairy and herbs blend together for a delicious addition to nearly any dish.


  • 1 cup strained dairy kefir (consistency of yogurt)
  • 1 cup cultured buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (preferably lacto-fermented)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced or 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chives, minced
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, minced or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme, minced or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika 


  1. Whisk strained kefir, cultured buttermilk, and mayonnaise together until smooth.
  2. Combine with other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for several hours prior to serving, to allow flavors to meld.

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