Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blue Cheese Salad Dressing


Yummola.
That's the best word to describe this blue cheese salad dressing. Recipe thoughtfully provided by Lisa who blogs about family, faith, food, nature -- lots of fun stuff -- over at Moore Minutes.
I've tried five blue cheese dressing recipes over the last month or two. Most have been edible (well, except for the one that was mainly water and vinegar). But I was looking for that knock-it-out-of-the-ballpark recipe. I love making foods from scratch but honestly, if I can't at least duplicate the quality of what I can buy at the store, I'm not sure it's worth the trouble.
Until this recipe, I had always liked store-bought blue cheese dressing better than what I could concoct myself. But now? No stinkin' way. Lisa's recipe is superb. Better than the stuff I've been buying. Reminds me of the cold, creamy, chunky dressing you'd get at your favorite restaurant.
LISA'S BLUE CHEESE SALAD DRESSING
2 c. mayonnaise (do not use fat-free or light mayo, says Lisa. Also, no Miracle Whip)
1 c. sour cream
3/4 c. buttermilk (I used regular milk with a couple t. of lemon juice added; let sit 5 minutes)
tub of blue cheese crumbles
a few drops Worcestershire sauce
a few drops red wine vinegar
garlic salt
onion powder
pepper
dash of salt
Stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, and blue cheese. Add in seasonings and refrigerate.
This makes a lot, so feel free to divide if that works best for your family.
What do you think? Do you have foods you prefer to buy ready-made because you can't find a great homemade version?
NOTE: I've linked this post to Works-for-me Wednesday, the blog carnival where you can get all kinds of great new ideas. Check it out here.

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23 Comments:

Blogger { L } said...

So happy you liked it! It's a favorite here too! :) And I SO appreciate all the extra kind things you wrote in this post. It made my day. Thank you. <3

March 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous tasteofbeirut said...

Thanks for reminding me of this awesome dressing. I should make it more often!

March 2, 2010 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

By the way, Lisa, Kahuna also agrees this recipe is a winner. After my previous failed attempts, he is understandably a bit skittish at trying yet another homemade blue cheese salad dressing. But tonight he bravely gave it a go and pronounced that he liked it better than the store bought he's been clutching. True success :)

March 2, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
Anonymous Katy said...

Bookmarked! I feel the same way. I'll buy store made til I find a better homemade recipe. This does look like a keeper. Love blue cheese salad dressing!

Yeah, I admit there are items that I buy store made because I can't do them as well at home. One of them is my very very favorite oatmeal cookie. It's made in the store's bakery and no way can I come close. The search goes on...it's out there somewhere!

March 3, 2010 at 2:11 AM  
Anonymous Faith said...

I agree, homemade blue cheese is so much better than store-bought! I need to make it again soon! :)

March 3, 2010 at 4:50 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Glad you found a dressing awed you. The recipe looks great. I think the buttermilk, that would give it a nice tang.
Mimi

March 3, 2010 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

awesome! i love blue cheese dressing, now i can make my own!

March 3, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Shelby said...

I have a deep, abiding love for blue cheese dressing and quite frankly, I've found very few that live up to my standards. And given that the appropriate vehicle for blue cheese dressing is buffalo wings and I would sell my soul for a good buffalo wing, I'm constantly on the lookout. Which is a long way of saying thanks for posting this--I'm definitely going to try it :).

March 3, 2010 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger too Blessed to Stress said...

Hello yumminess!!!! I heart Blue Cheese so much :)

Thanks for joining my Giveaway, hope you'll enter again tomorrow :) I love your recipe for pasta. This year I am growing tomatoes for the second time and am totally stoked to try your recipe out. Thanks so much for sharing!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

March 3, 2010 at 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn Jung said...

That sounds like it would be good on just about anything! Who doesn't love a great, creamy, cheesy dressing? ;)

March 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Julie Bagamary said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. The purple triangle are for the border for this piece http://juliebagamary.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-like-yellow.html.
Did you know your comment came as a no-reply comment?

March 4, 2010 at 4:03 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

It made my mouth water at 10:00 am! On a big chunk of iceberg and a tomato! YUM!

March 5, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Lynn. I'm forever trying to find the "perfect" Blue Cheese Dressing. This recipe is definitely a keeper!!!

March 5, 2010 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Lynn, I've added the missing ingredients to my grocery list and will be giving this a try, asap!

Thanks!
~ingrid

March 6, 2010 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Sorry...just went back to read through the recipe better and didn't see where you noted how long this lasts in the fridge. What do you think? Week?
~ingrid

March 6, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Ingrid, I would say it lasts two weeks, especially if your milk and sour cream are newly purchased. I just finished up the last of ours for lunch ;) and I'm sure it was in the fridge for a couple of weeks. I did cut the recipe in half, though, as it made quite a bit.

March 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! This looks lovely!

March 8, 2010 at 4:27 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Hi Lynn,

Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving your kind words as well as letting me know where I could find out about the sweet freezer pickles. I might just have to grow some cucumbers this year :)

March 8, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

So glad you stopped by my blog and left me a comment so now I know about you. I scrolled down and saw those bananas that look delicious. Now I gotta see what other good recipes I can try!

March 8, 2010 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you come again. I don´t think I´ve ever tasted blue cheese dressing, but you make it sound so good. I´ll have to try it! :)

March 9, 2010 at 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Juliana said...

Oh! I have to blue cheese in the fridge, will definitely try to make this salad dressing...looks fabulous.

March 9, 2010 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Love your idea carnival!

March 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Anonymous viagrea online said...

First time I tasted blue cheese salad dressing, I don't like too much, but I think that it was because the restaurant where I ate was a terrible recipe to do it. However when my mother prepared it to me yesterday afternoon I stayed fascinated. and she told me that she sow the recipe in this blog.

July 12, 2010 at 8:02 AM  

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