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Can I Use A Vegan Alternative For Buttermilk In The Dressing For The Asparagus And New Potato Salad?

Asked by ppcologne. Answered on 11th May 2022

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Would love a vegan substitute for the buttermilk in the dressing for the Asparagus, Radish and New Potato Salad. Thank you.

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Asparagus, Radish and New Potato Salad
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Nigella's Asparagus, Radish and New Potato Salad showcases seasonal ingredients in a delicious salad that can be a main course or a side dish. The dressing uses buttermilk, which gives a lighter, fresher taste than oil-based dressings.

We would suggest using your favourite plant-based yogurt as an alternative to the buttermilk, but it should be be a plain, unsweetened yogurt. Some plant-based yogurts are naturally slightly more sweet than buttermilk, so once you have whisked the dressing ingredients together, taste the dressing and add a few extra drops of lemon juice if you need to increase the acidity of the dressing slightly.

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