Recipe: 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 Tbsp. chives, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
  • ½ tsp. fresh tarragon, minced or 1 tsp. dried tarragon
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp. 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.

At A Glance

PREP: 3 hours
TOTAL: 3 hours, 15 minutes
YIELD: Makes about 3 cups.