Hot August days, cool crunchy salad, with a serious Bleu Cheese Dressing. There’s not much better!
This is a killer dressing, but be sure to use the best Bleu Cheese you can find, within your budget, of course. Leave behind the crumbles (they generally cost more, ounce for ounce than a wedge and aren’t usually nearly as good) unless you don’t have any choice.
A good thick sour cream is the key to success, something like Daisy. Then let this sit for a while in the fridge before serving; it will thicken up a bit but the flavors will blend. Honestly, it does need this time for everything to come together. A little “resting” time, if you will. If this dressing becomes too thick for your taste, feel free to thin with a little milk or buttermilk.
You can put whatever you want on (or around) your Wedge Salad – I kept it simple but couldn’t help but add some of my Bourbon Bacon Jam!! The best condiment, ever!! Just a little took this over the top.
Look for Bleu Cheese on sale, often near what I call “near deli” cheese – if you know the brands carried by your store, check for coupons on their websites. You may see “hang tags” or coupons near the cheese; generally they have long expiration dates. Pick up a few and save for when the sales happen.
Bleu Cheese Dressing
- 8 ounces Bleu Cheese
- 1 cup of a good, thick sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 to 2 teaspoons Worcestershire (to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- salt if desired
- a little milk or buttermilk to thin
Crumble Bleu Cheese into a medium sized bowl. Crush some of the bits with a fork until creamy.
Add the rest of the ingredients, stirring well, mashing any larger pieces of bleu cheese as desired. Refrigerate to let flavors blend for at least an hour.
Taste and adjust seasonings and add a little milk or buttermilk to thin to desired thickness.
from the kitchen of http://www.frugalhausfrau.com
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