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posted: 8/22/2012 7:42 AM

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Buttermilk-Peppercorn Dressing

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  • Homemade buttermilk dressing, creamy and tangy with just the right pepper kick, tops the perfect tomato salad.

      Homemade buttermilk dressing, creamy and tangy with just the right pepper kick, tops the perfect tomato salad.
    Alicia Ross/Kitchen Scoop

 

4 medium heirloom tomatoes, variety of choice

Dressing

cup low-fat buttermilk

cup plain Greek yogurt

cup low-fat mayonnaise

2 garlic cloves, crushed

teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

teaspoon salt

Wash and core tomatoes. Peel if desired, and cut into -inch slices. Place decoratively on a platter or on individual salad plates. Set aside.

Prepare the dressing: Mix all the ingredients in a small jar or container with a lid. Whisk well and refrigerate until ready to use. Serve with sliced tomatoes (or other salad of choice), using about 1 tablespoon dressing per serving.

Serves four; but the dressing makes about 1 cup

Nutrition values per tablespoon of dressing: 18 calories, 1.3 g fat (trace saturated), 1 g carbohydrates, trace amount fiber, 0.4 g protein, 2 mg cholesterol, 81 mg sodium.

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