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Blue Cheese Dressing

(recipe, Carrie Floyd)


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Introduction

I've added low-fat yogurt to lighten up this creamy dressing; the ratio is one part each of sour cream, mayonnaise, and yogurt. If you can find Rogue Creamery's Smokey Blue cheese, by all means use it; it adds a wonderful smoky, almost baconesque flavor to the dressing. This dressing is delicious over crisp salad greens (Romaine or iceberg), ripe summer tomatoes, and grilled steak — preferably all served together on the same plate.

Ingredients

  1. ½ cup sour cream
  2. ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  3. ½ cup mayonnaise
  4. 2 Tbsp. lemon juice or cider vinegar
  5. 1 garlic clove, minced
  6. 8 oz. creamy blue cheese, such as Roquefort
  7. Freshly ground black pepper

Steps

  1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the sour cream, yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice or vinegar, and garlic until smooth.
  2. Crumble in blue cheese, breaking up the larger chunks into smaller pieces. (If you like a chunkier dressing, yielding more bites of blue cheese rather than an overall blue-cheese flavor, break the cheese into bigger pieces.)
  3. Season to taste with black pepper and drizzle over crisp salad greens, ripe sliced tomatoes, and freshly grilled steaks.