Thursday, July 30, 2009

easy peasy blue cheesy .....salad dressing




so i have been craving a blue cheese lettuce wedge, but with a twist. i wanted to make a stellar blue cheese dressing, not the stuff from a jar or bottle. i did a little research and combined a few recipes and came up with what i believe to be a real keeper( maybe i should jar or bottle this stuff). the dressing, after sitting overnight, is chunky, cheesy, thick, creamy and flows nicely down the lettuce(note the blue cheese waterfall) wedge giving plenty of coverage. it is downright delicious, even big j, a ranch man, piled it on after a little sampling. i was shocked. i just put the ole hidden valley back on the fridge door. this simple salad only got better with the addition of diced locally grown tomatoes, one yellow and one red. i am always amazed how something so uncomplicated can be so unbelievably good. enjoy.

beth's easy peasey blue cheesy salad dressing

simply whisk to combine in a bowl and allow to refrigerate overnight, the following:

1 cup mayo-i use duke's
1 8oz sour cream-i use daisy light
1/2 cup buttermilk
one large spring onion, white only, that i grated on a small hand grater
one clove garlic, that i grated on a small hand grater
a heavy dash, like a tsp of worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 dashes of hot sauce
2 tsp of sugar
5 oz crumbled blue cheese(you can add more, but this was the size of the container i bought, for me it was perfect)

you must allow this dressing to sit overnight for the flavors to truly develop.

the blue cheese waterfall.....

8 comments:

Oge said...

Bethie looks so great bet it would be good over one of my homegrowns you soon will get. Love anything blue cheese.

noble pig said...

I love the wedge, my favorite way to eat salad!

lisa said...

i bet the 'secret' is the buttermilk.

thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Pam said...

This is one of my favorite salads - blue cheese dressing is the best!

Cheryl said...

Blue Cheese is my favorite but I never get it as my husband hates it. That picture is making those little glands in the back of my throat tingle, LOL! YUM

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oooh I love American Blue Cheese dressing but have never made it! Tahnks so much for the recipe Bethie and for the secret ingredient of buttermilk :D

Patti at Worth The Whisk said...

Thank you for reminding me of The Wedge. My first encounter with it was at a very posh San Francisco bistro, and practically every table was ordering it. WOW, great post, thanks for this.

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Beth,
I adore Blue Cheese and Blue Cheese Dressing, but the only recipe I tried had red wine vinegar and it overpowered the flavors. I can't wait to try your recipe!
Thanks for participating in the Salad Dressing Exchange at Homestead Revival™!!