Bonaventure Spa House Dressing

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    1½ cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Lighter, Quicker, Better: Cooking for the Way We Eat Today

Lighter, Quicker, Better

By Richard Sax and Marie Simmons

Published 2000

  • About

This dressing is good on all sorts of salads. It is also excellent as a dip with fresh vegetables. Depending on the use, you may need to thin the dressing with buttermilk. This is from the Bonaventure Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


  • ½ cup nonfat yogurt
  • ½ cup reduced-calorie mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish, drained if very watery
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced dill
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ to ½ cup buttermilk, as needed


    • Whisk the yogurt, mayonnaise, horseradish, mustard, parsley, dill, and celery seed in a mixing bowl. Gradually whisk in the buttermilk to bring dressing to desired consistency.
    • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Dressing will thicken slightly upon standing.