A while ago I posted a recipe for a confused German salad dressing which wasn’t too sure whether it wasn’t really Greek. I mentioned in that that real German salad dressing will use buttermilk. Buttermilk isn’t always available but it’s easily made just by adding an acid to milk (go here for the details).

My preferred acid is lime juice, and this is what this recipe uses. It goes particularly well on lettuce leaves served with a sausage ring and crushed and roasted potatoes, or, if you are being particularly authentic with a Wiener Schnitzel or bratwurst.


Recipe for German salad dressing


Enough for a salad for two people (if making for a salad for four pour in the entire 300 ml/1¼ cup carton of cream and double the other ingredients).


  • 120 ml/½ cup whipping cream
  • Juice and zest of ½ lime
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • Smoked salt and Indonesian long pepper


Mix all together until the sugar has dissolved.


german salad dressing recipe