Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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
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.