Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Creamy Bleu Cheese Dressing {Vegetarian, Whole Food}

My wonderfully helpful neighbor saw my post on Bleu Cheese Dressing a couple months back (you may recall, the one I really liked but my husband didn't...necessitating that I finish off both pints all by myself...sigh). Seeing that the whole family wasn't completely enamored with it, she shared her favorite bleu cheese dressing recipe. I tried it not long after and have fallen completely in love with it. Our bleu cheese-loving family enjoys it and we've made it multiple times since that first try.

I've tinkered with it yet again this week (while away at my mom's house) and snuck in homemade yogurt in place of the sour cream. I'm hoping Mr. Meaty likes the new version when I make it again at home. I think it tastes remarkably similar. Now I just need someone to talk me through my fear of homemade mayonnaise. I'm just a little skittish about the raw eggs.

Creamy Bleu Cheese Dressing
Adapted from Rich and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing.
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 ounces bleu cheese
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt whey (or mock buttermilk, whole milk plus a teaspoon of lemon juice)
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon House seasoning 
Directions
Mash bleu cheese and whey (or buttermilk) with a fork until it's about the consistency of ricotta cheese. Stir in remaining ingredients until well blended.

The Results
Drool. This is perfect for salads and for dipping. I'm completely in love with it and even the kids are crazy for it. Once we get home we'll have to test it out the yogurty version on Mr. Meaty.

This post is shared with Real Food Wednesday, Whole Food Wednesdays, What's Cooking Wednesday, Works for me Wednesday and These Chicks Cooked.

3 comments:

  1. I think you will get past your fear of raw eggs in homemade mayo when you consider the nasty, health robbing industrial oils in ALL store bought mayo!
    This dressing looks yum!

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  2. I have a brick of Blue cheese waiting for this!
    Blessings!
    http://bit.ly/HdUHmd

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  3. I use the organic kind...so it's a little less nasty, but I know at some point I just need to try the raw eggs. I need a cooking intervention or something. Maybe a support group.

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