Spicy Buttermilk Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown.


Serves 14

Spicy buttermilk dressing; Go Red for Women heart healthy recipes


  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup canned tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1/3 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (kosher preferred)



  1. In a blender, process all the ingredients for 1 minute, or until smooth. Transfer to a jar with an airtight lid and refrigerate until ready to use.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tblspn

Calories 26
Total Fat 0.5g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 72 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g

This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Face The Fats program. Recipe copyright © 2007 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere.