Thursday, August 9, 2012

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing

We eat a lot of beef at our house. My hubby and son are meat and potatoes guys. For that matter, all three of our daughters and myself also love beef. There is just something about beef and blue cheese, they just fit. This dressing is a change of pace from a traditional mayo based blue cheese dressing. I love this olive oil and vinegar based dressing, because it isn't quite so heavy. It is also terrific on a Cobb or Steak salad. I think I might have to have a salad for lunch...
Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing
1/4  cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2  teaspoons lemon juice
1  teaspoon Dijon mustard
1  teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1  clove garlic (1/2 teaspoon)
2  teaspoon sugar
1/2  teaspoon dried basil
1/4  teaspoon onion powder
1/4  teaspoon kosher salt
1/4  teaspoon black pepper
1/2  cup blue cheese crumbles, divided
1/2  cup Olive Oil

In the bowl of a food processor, combine all of the ingredients, except the olive oil and use only 1/4 cup of the Blue Cheese crumbles. Process until well mixed. With the food processor running, slowly add the olive oil in a steady stream. Continue processing until blended. Pour dressing into a jar and stir in the remaining 1/4 cup blue cheese. It is best if you can make it a few hours ahead to let the flavors blend.

Enjoy!

Kim

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11 comments:

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    1. Thanks Lois. If you like blue cheese you will love it!

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  2. I love homemade salad dressings. They always taste so much better than store bought. Thanks for linking up at Foodie Friends Friday!

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    1. Thanks Robyn. I agree that homemade are sooo much better. Foodie Friends Friday is one of my favorite parties! :)
      ~Kim

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  3. I have never made a homemade dressing, but I will NOW! Glad you joined us this week! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday! Don’t forget to come back on Sunday to Vote.
    Lois @ wifeofthecolonel.blogspot.com

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    1. I just about always make homemade dressings. If you like Blue Cheese give it a try, I promise you will never go back to bottled. :)

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  4. I love homemade dressings also but not sure about the blue cheese... may have to try it anyways :)). Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday!

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    1. If you give it a try I would start with a mild blue cheese, like Danish. My daughter really likes it when I use Gorgonzola and she is not a huge blue cheese fan. If you like Feta cheese, this dressing is also yummy make with that. Let me know if you try it! Have a great week!
      ~Kim

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  5. I just love a vinaigrette, and my husband is gaga for blue cheese, this dressing makes for a perfect marriage.

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    1. Kari ~ I think he will love it! Have a great week!
      ~Kim

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  6. I'm a blue cheese fan and will need to give this a try!!! Deb

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