Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Blue Cheese Dressing

I love blue cheese salad dressing.  Do you?? I think my mother figured it out several years ago...she likes salads but likes the dressing more.  She says the salad is just a nice way to get the dressing in your mouth.

I'm going to share with you a dressing recipe that I got from Ina (The Barefoot Contessa).
I've made it several times and I'm very pleased with the recipe.

Blue Cheese Dressing

1 cup mayonnaise (I use regular)
1/2 cup blue cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 T tarragon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic (finely chopped-this was my idea)

I had used pre-crumbled blue cheese the first couple of times I made this dressing.  I decided to try a wedge of cheese this time.  The wedge I used was 5.5 ounces.  I put it in a separate bowl and broke it apart with a fork.

I didn't make the pieces too small.  I like my dressing on the chunky side.

Then I added the heavy whipping cream.

I gave it a little stir. 
 Then I added the vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic clove. I added only
1/2 teaspoon of salt with this dressing as it was salty enough without adding the rest.

I made a nice big salad for my lunch and added my favorite crackers.

A delicious salad with a great home-made dressing! 
How inviting!  How delicious!

**Refrigerate in covered container for two weeks--if it lasts that long!

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Martha said...

I love homemade dressings and Ina's blue cheese is definitely a winner --

Revi said...

I finally remembered to check this post out, and I have copied your recipe to try! I LOVE a good bleu cheese dressing, and with these ingredients, this one sounds perfect.