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A Condiment Worth Making: Blue Cheese Dressing

It may be old-fashioned, but I love a good wedge salad. With its crisp, cool lettuce and tangy, creamy dressing, the iceberg and blue cheese combination is incredibly comforting. While good bottled blue cheese dressings exist, there's nothing like the thick, rich homemade variation.

It's not only delicious in the wedge salad, but it's great on spinach salads, tasty as a dip with carrots or buffalo wings, and scrumptious slathered as a spread on steak sandwiches. To learn how to make this simple yet rewarding dressing,

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Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot (about 1 shallot)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 cup crumbled domestic blue cheese

Directions

  1. Whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, shallot, chives, lemon juice, coarse salt, pepper, and celery salt in a small bowl.
  2. Fold in blue cheese. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until cold, about 30 minutes.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups of dressing.


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roxyb roxyb 7 years
We recently started making our own dressing! Our current fave is green goddess (Ina) - it is SOOO yummy that even I want to eat salad!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
I'm not wild about blue cheese dressing on salad or sandwiches, but I'm a die hard wing fan.
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 7 years
oooh! never made my own blue cheese dressing. sounds delish.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
This has got me craving buffalo wings! Very similar to my recipe, only instead of buttermilk, I use sour cream, and for the lemon juice, I opt for balsamic vinegar.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Bring back the good old days of Iceberg only lettuce. No weeds on the table. Nothing like a tasty wedge salad.
emsmiley emsmiley 7 years
Forgot to say it, but this recipe looks tasty. I'll definitely try it out.
emsmiley emsmiley 7 years
I had been craving my grandma's thick and creamy blue-cheese dressing and made some this past weekend. Though it is considerably more simple...it's my favorite dip!
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