We've had fabulously warm days this week, so I'd like to present you with a meal (it's not really a meal) idea that's light and fun and kind of like bar food all at the same time. What fun!
Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing
I know - not overly complicated, but with some chicken tenders (these are frozen fried Buffalo-style. Try not to be like me.), some nice green veggies, and some bread this is a great little meal! Also, bottled salad dressings are gross. That's all I think about that.
Here's what I started with (wait for it, I added some stuff):
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 clove minced garlic
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon minced parsley
- 3 oz crumbled blue cheese
First, make the buttermilk: combine the milk and vinegar and let it sit and thicken for 5 minutes.
Then, dump in the rest of your ingredients and taste the loveliness you've made.
See the red stuff? It's 2 dashes hot sauce, and it's optional, but a great option. Go for it! Now, this tastes like a cross between ranch and blue cheese dressings, which I loved. But, from the buttermilk and sour cream it was a bit tangy for my taste, so I added 1 tablespoon mayonnaise to smooth everything out.
Just a touch! You won't know it's there, but it will make a big difference, promise! Then, I wanted more flavor, so I added a little bit of dehydrated onion - you could use onion powder or minced onion, too! Definitely do this part.
And there you have it! Let this sit for at least 30 minutes or up to a week in the fridge - it's delicious!
Tip: If you want to serve this as dip, reverse the sour cream and buttermilk - 1 cup sour cream, ½ cup buttermilk. Everything else is the same!
Interesting combo and very useful since they don't sell buttermilk where I live, thanks!
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Yummy. I know most of my comments are Yummy but I really mean it. Your recipes and pictures look so yummy
Thanks! Yummy is what I'm going for...say it over and over! 🙂