1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon minced shallot or red onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro or dill
1 clove garlic, minced
1- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
pinch of sugar
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to five days.
If you wish to make this a dip, you can add sour cream to make it thicker.