Kale-Buttermilk Dressing for Roasted Vegetables

Kale-Buttermilk Dressing for Roasted Vegetables


  • bunch green kale (4 ounces) stemmed, leaves torn into large pieces  
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • ½ small serrano chile with seeds chopped
  • 1 oil-packed anchovy fillet drained 
  • ¼ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • ½ tsp granulated onion powder
  • tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill, chives or parsley 
  • ½ tsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Roasted root vegetables (such as beets and sweet potatoes) for serving


  • In a medium saucepan, bring 1/4 inch of water to a boil. Add the kale, cover and cook over moderate heat until wilted, 3 minutes. Drain the kale and cool slightly, then squeeze dry.
  • In a food processor, combine the kale, garlic, serrano, anchovy, yogurt, buttermilk, onion powder, cumin, dill and lemon juice and pulse to combine. With the machine on, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until a thick dressing forms. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the dressing to a bowl and serve with roasted root vegetables. 


The dressing can be refrigerated for 3 days.
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