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Green Salad with Peas, Green Beans, and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Posted On: Jul 17, 2018   |   Posted By: David Lebovitz

Green Salad with Peas, Green Beans, and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I love a big salad, especially in the summer. Actually, a big bowl of greens, one that includes lots of crunchy things, is one of my favorite things at any time of the year. My default dressing is a French vinaigrette, which is sometimes slightly creamy, courtesy of a large dollop of Dijon mustard, but it's fun to swap out another dressing from time-to-time for decidedly different results.
Buttermilk dressing isn't something one finds on menus in France, although buttermilk are available in most supermarkets and in épiceries that sell Middle Eastern foods. It's popular in Brittany where it's served in bowls alongside crêpes and buckwheat galettes , similar to café au lait, which is also served in a bowl. The coffee is meant to be sipped from the rim of the bowl although I'm never sure when I'm at a crêperie , if I'm supposed to lift the bowl of buttermilk up and drink it right from the bowl, or use the spoon provided?

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