Posted by: Laurie | July 2, 2011

Avocado Blue Cheese Dressing

You guys. You have GOT to try this. I mean, if you like avocados and blue cheese, that is. No one else in my house will touch this with a ten foot pole.

So I don’t have any pictures but the final product. But I’m going to post the original recipe, and then my modifications.

Avocado Blue Cheese Dressing from Pinch of Yum

2 oz. blue cheese, crumbled (half of an Athenos Blue Cheese package)
1 avocado
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
2 tbs. sour cream (light sour cream works fine)
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or white wine vinegar
1 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 pinch sugar
salt, pepper, and olive oil

Saute the shallot with a tsp. of olive oil until soft and fragrant. Let cool for a few minutes and transfer to a small mixing bowl.

Add all ingredients except avocado to the bowl with the shallots and mash/stir them together. It’s up to you how chunky you want it to be.

Slice the avocado and add to the mixture. Mash/stir to your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. If it’s too thick, add a drizzle of olive oil or another tbs. of milk.

My changes:
I didn’t use the sugar
I used rice wine vinegar, not white wine vinegar
I added a Tablespoon of lemon juice, even though the recipe called for that OR white wine vinegar
I added a teaspoon or so of garlic powder
I used two avocados

Oh. My. Goodness. This is so good! I don’t see how I’ll ever eat store bought dressing again.

What salad dressings have YOU tried?


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