If you are looking for a change from the usual vinaigrettes, try this creamy bleu cheese dressing on your next salad.
About the dressing
I got the idea for this bleu cheese dressing when we were on holiday in Santa Barbara, California last fall. At one of the Spanish tapas restaurants called Loquita, I had an awesome salad with bleu cheese dressing. I am not a big fan of bleu cheese, I find the cheese to be too pungent and overpowering, I was dubious about the salad and wasn’t sure if I would like it. But the dressing was so delicately seasoned with bleu cheese that it gave just a hint of bleu cheese flavor. I liked the flavors so much that I decided to give the salad dressing a try at home, and it turned out pretty tasty.
Bleu Cheese Dressing:
- 2 tbsp crumbled bleu cheese
- 2 tbsp any white vinegar – such as apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, or white wine vinegar
- 2-4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp honey
- Salt & pepper to taste
- In a bowl place the bleu cheese, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper and whisk to combine until smooth and creamy.
- Add olive oil and whisk in until well blended. Taste and adjust accordingly by adding more honey for sweetness, more vinegar for sourness, and more bleu cheese if you would like the dressing to have a stronger bleu cheese flavor.
- Dressing is ready.
Toss dressing with a large salad.