no-fuss blue cheese buttermilk dressing

blue cheese dressingWith the warmer weather comes fresh produce and that means salads.  I love all kinds of ingredients, everything from candied pralines and brie on wilted spinach to plain ole lettuce with tomato wedges.

The same goes for dressings ~ some days I like creamy and others I’m craving balsamic vinegar.  These days it’s been creamy so I’ve been whipping up a no-fuss blue cheese dressing.

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 or 3 tablespooons lemon juice, to taste
  • generous pinch salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • dash or so of Tabasco, optional

That’s it ~ I usually start out by blending the mayo and sour cream, then adding the s&p and the buttermilk.  At that point I’ll taste it and decide how tart I want it, and add lemon juice accordingly.  Same with Tabasco, a bit goes in if I’m in the mood for a kick.  The blue cheese is added last; I like some big chunks so they get stirred in gently.

Lots of great variations for this simple recipe ~ if buttermilk’s not your thing, substitute with cream.  If you’re really in the mood for some zing, try sherry vinegar rather than the lemon juice.

blue cheese buttermilk dressing

As you can see it made a perfect little snack drizzled over a few slices of hydroponic tomatoes.  I’ll probably grab a hunk of bread to soak up what’s left on that plate… fresh and tasty!

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2 comments on “no-fuss blue cheese buttermilk dressing

  1. love blue cheese-will be using this – thanks

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