Houston’s Buttermilk Garlic Salad Dressing

Houston’s restaurant is known for its high-quality food and service that is par to none. They serve a delicious salad with buttermilk garlic dressing and it is one of our most requested recipes.

Our copycat version of their buttermilk garlic dressing is easy to make and everyone will wonder if you got this salad dressing to go. Try our take on their buttermilk garlic salad dressing.

homemade Houston's Buttermilk Garlic Salad Dressing and a salad

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Houston’s is a wonderful restaurant. If you have never been there everything is made fresh, and it’s made there fresh every day. It is the kind of restaurant you go to when you want to have a really nice meal.

It’s not the restaurant you go to when you want to have a quick meal. It is a place of celebrations and when you want to treat someone.

Their salad dressing is heavenly. Houston’s Buttermilk Garlic Salad Dressing tastes amazing. There is a touch of spice to it and, of course, just the right amount of garlic.

I know that when you try this salad dressing you aren’t going to buy a bottle of salad dressing again.


Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Sour Cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Mustard Powder
  • Sugar
  • Buttermilk
Houston's buttermilk garlic salad dressing ingredients

How to Make Buttermilk Garlic Dressing

  1. Simply place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate when not serving.

Why make buttermilk garlic salad dressing at home?

There is a huge benefit of making salad dressing at home. The first benefit is that homemade salad dressing tastes better than salad dressing out of a bottle.

It also contains less sodium and preservatives. If you need a salad dressing to be gluten-free, you can make it that way too.

a bottle of homemade Houston's buttermilk garlic dressing and a salad

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homemade Houston's Buttermilk Garlic Salad Dressing and a salad

Houston’s Buttermilk Garlic Salad Dressing

Love Houston's? Make their Buttermilk Garlic Salad Dressing at home with this copycat recipe.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk Dressing, Houston’s Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 124kcal


  • cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon Crushed Garlic
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • ½ cup Buttermilk


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • The flavor is better when it sets for a couple of hours and it's great used as a dip.



Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Rochelle

    The printed recipe shows sugar as an ingredient, however, your video did not reflect the same. Which is accurate? Thanks!

  2. Sally Thompson

    Is mustard powder the same as dry mustard? I would guess so but would like to make sure. I live in Virginia and have never heard or been to Houstons.

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