Blue Cheese Dressing

blue cheese salad dressing Snowbird Recipe
I make this recipe in the morning and serve it for lunch on Spring greens with avocado, croutons and quartered green olives

Snowbird Recipe:

Blue Cheese Dressing

This dressing is amazing and beautifully easy to make in small batches. Refrigerate it a few hours for the flavors to blend. The smashed fresh garlic is essential, taking it from good to great! My simplified version is inspired by the Stilton Blue Cheese Salad Dressing recipe on page 143 of "Lulu's Kitchen: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life" by Lucy Buffet. 


Snowbird meals tend to be much simpler, using fewer ingredients and a very limited selection of appliances and gadgets to prepare them. Choose the freshest, highest quality ingredients and find alternate ways to make your favorite recipes. Forget about what you don't have to cook with, instead focus on what you can accomplish with what you do have. - Midlife Snowbird


Ingredients

Two Servings

1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles*

3 T. fat free half and half

1 T. whole milk Greek yogurt

1 large garlic clove minced, then smashed

1/2 t. minced onion flakes

1/2 t. Kosher salt

1/4 t. onion powder

1/4 t. garlic powder

1/4 t. fresh cracked pepper

 

Four Servings

2/3 cup blue cheese crumbles*

1/2 cup fat free half and half

2 T. whole milk Greek yogurt

2 large garlic cloves minced, then smashed

1 t. minced onion flakes

1 t. Kosher salt

1/2 t. onion powder

1/2 t. garlic powder

1/2 t. fresh cracked pepper

*Note: I prefer milder blue cheese crumbles that are "barely blue". If you like a strong blue cheese, the dressing flavor will reflect that and the color will be much more blue-ish purple.


Suggested Brands: Cabot® Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt, Fage® Total 2% MilkFat Greek Strained Yogurt, Alouette® Blue Cheese Crumbled or Wal-Mart® house brand, Marketside® Blue Cheese Crumbles


Preparation

For a small batch recipe, I mix the dressing in a glass measuring cup

OR mix all ingredients in a small bowl

Use a spoon or fork to smash/blend the blue cheese with the other ingredients so it's a creamy consistency. Some of the blue cheese should remain lumpy to give the dressing texture

Refrigerate a few hours so the flavors can blend

Serve chilled

 


Servings:

Two or four


Serving Suggestion:

--With a green salad

--As a dip with chips, adjust the consistency with half and half if needed


Equipment List:

--small glass bowl

--measuring cup

--fork or whisk

--measuring spoons


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