1In bowl or jar, mix onion, parsley, chives, salt, garlic powder, celery seed, and pepper. Mix well. Store, tightly covered until ready to use. Makes about 3/4 cup of mix, enough to make eight cups of dressing
2To Make Dressing:
1 1/2 Tbsp. buttermilk dressing mix,shaken well
1/2 cup milk or water
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 t. fresh lemon juice (optional)
3Shake buttermilk dressing mix to blend well. Mix the dry mix with milk or water (milk will make a richer dressing, water, a lighter one) and mayonnaise.
4If desired, blend 1/2 t. lemon juice into the mixture. Makes 1 cup dressing. Note: For a bacon flavored buttermilk dressing mix, add 1 T. of commercially precooked and crumbled bacon to the buttermilk dressing mix above. If you make the mix without adding buttermilk powder, reconstitute using a half cup of whole buttermilk blended with a half cup of mayonnaise.
Makes 3/4 cup mix