Friday, June 5, 2009

Homemade Salad Dressing

When we are in the mood for a "big salad" dinner, I always try to make it special with the freshest produce I can find, some wonderful freshly made french bread and best of all, homemade bleu cheese salad dressing. In a matter of minutes, this dressing can be mixed together and put in the fridge for a couple of hours so the flavors marry and voila, the tastiest bleu cheese dressing you've ever had.

Mind you, I have tasted a couple of bottled/jarred bleu cheese dressings that aren't bad, but they all tend to have such strong vinegar taste - probably for preservative sake. This recipe makes a rich dressing (a little goes a long way) with big chunks of cheese and the flavors of the garlic and a slight undertone of acid from the lemon. It lasts about a week in the refrigerator. Leftovers are also good as a dip for veggies such as celery and carrot sticks.

Bleu Cheese Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 medium garlic clove, minced very fine
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
3-4 oz. crumbled bleu cheese
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper

Combine all of the ingredients together until well combined. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours so flavors are well combined. Serve with green salad or as a dip for crudities.


KandN said...

I'd love to have a big salad for dinner once a week, but alas I'm alone in that thought. Guess I'm getting old enough to say, "to heck with the rest of you! You're getting salad!" Or I could go for a softer approach. :>)
Thanks for the inspiration!

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The Mulligan Family said...

MMMM... mouth watering. Headed to the market for ingredients!