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Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 1 cup


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Peel garlic clove. Place garlic clove and salt on a cutting board, and smash garlic and salt together using flat side of a knife to make a paste.

  2. Whisk together garlic mixture, buttermilk, and remaining ingredients until blended. Cover and chill dressing until ready to use.

Matt & Ted Lee

Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook