Friday, February 3, 2012

Bleu Cheese Dressing

As part of my personal Get Real experience, I knew I needed to make homemade salad dressings as I run out of the bottled variety. I've been on a bit of a Poppyseed Dressing kick lately and was already out of bleu cheese dressing (one of my favorites) when I visited France's blog for Whole Food Wednesday last week. If you haven't seen France's incredible blog, Beyond the Peel, you need to go check it out. She has an abundance of amazingly creative (and whole food) recipes made from simple, seasonal ingredients. I love her blog and she's a very sweet person, too. Her post and her simple bleu cheese recipe inspired me to get off my duff and get the dressing made. And I'm glad I did.


Bleu Cheese Dressing
Slightly adapted from Bleu Cheese Dressing.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1 cup yogurt, whole milk organic (or France's original: sour cream)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • up to 1/2 cup water
Directions
Place all ingredients, except water, in a blender or food processor and pulse lightly to mix. Add water to reach desired consistency. Pour into a container (I put it in canning jars in my refrigerator) and drizzle over dressing or use as a dip.

The Results
I absolutely love the flavor of this dressing. My husband didn't care much for the yogurt flavor and said he'd prefer the sour cream version (which we plan to try next), but I thought it was perfect with the yogurt. The only change I would make in the future is to not add the entire 1/2 cup of water (yogurt is a bit runnier than sour cream, so this might be the culprit here) and instead add the water through the pour chute of my food processor until it's the level of creaminess I like.

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5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing such an easy, delicious and wholesome dressing recipe with the Gallery of Favorites, Kristi. Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. I love the idea of using yogurt. My husband would probably prefer it that way. He doesn't care much for sour cream. Funny, I guess it all come down to a matter of taste! Thanks for all the kind words Kristi. You are so sweet.

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  3. France, we'll just have to get together and share both batches then! Mmmm...bleu cheese party!

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  4. Hi Kristi,
    I just love your Bleu Cheese Dressing. I really like that you used yogurt, it will be delicious. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. What a great blue cheese dressing! This would be work great on so many salads!

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