Saturday, November 5, 2011

Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

I love salad. Not because I'm healthy, but because it's a vehicle for delicious things like bacon and homemade dressing. Dressing is so important. I have never found a store bought one that rivals the kind I make at home. It makes or breaks a salad so take the time and do it right - your friends and family will thank you.

Start with a container of blue cheese crumbles (4 oz). You can also use gorgonzola if it's on sale. Add some sour cream and mayonaise. I just eyeball it so they are equal size scoops. Do about a 1/3 Cup of each. For the love of GOD do not use Miracle Whip. Use Hellman's REAL mayonaise.

Add some buttermilk. Start with about an 1/8 of a cup and then add a little at a time until you have the right consistency. Buttermilk gives it that tang. You can definitely use regular milk, in fact I've made it with milk before and it came out great. It's really up to you.

Give it a stir.

Make sure the consistency is right. If it's too liquidy add some more mayo or sour cream. Play around. As you can see, this is far from an exact science.

Now, add some white vinegar, garlic powder, salt, and LOTS of fresh ground pepper. I've also added red wine vinegar because I was out of white and that worked great too. In fact, I think I might prefer it.

Give it a taste. Do I have to? Poor me.

I like to really taste the pepper. So, I added more.  Give it a stir and resist the temptation to rub this on your face. Oh only I want to do that? Weird.

Yum! Chunky, creamy, decadent buttermilk blue cheese dressing. So easy, so homey.
Holla back and stay hungry!

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