Monday, February 23, 2009

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Thanks to all of you for sharing the love in my last post. You guys rock! So much fun to meet and get to know all of you. Without the blogosphere we may have never "met". Cheers to the Black Hole.

I have to share this You Tube Video with all of you. It so cracked me up! Click here. The man speaks the truth and it is hysterical. LMAO.

This past Sunday we had this amazing salad. I know a lot of people don't like iceburg but I like it. I like all the greens really. There is something nice about the combination of blue cheese and iceburg. Maybe because iceburg isn't big on flavor and blue cheese is. So it makes a nice vehicle for the cheese. We did have the dressing on mesculn also and it was amazing.

Blue Cheese Vinaigrette on Iceburg with Pear and Toasted Walnuts

1/4 cup olive oil
2 oz blue cheese
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons Dijon
1 teaspoon thyme and basil
freshly ground black pepper to taste

lettuce, cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
1 large pear, sliced

Mix all but blue cheese in a bowl and whisk together. Add blue cheese, mashing big lumps with a fork. Whisk to incorporate. Pour over a bed of greens, toss with pear slices and sprinkle walnuts over top.


giz said...

I would definitely like this dressing. I've actually had something like this on large cuts of iceburg and it's really crunchy and flavourful.

Shelly said...

Yum!!! I went on an iceberg /blue cheese / chilled roasted beet salad bender last fall...loved every single minute of it!
This recipe looks fantastic.

Maria said...

I like iceberg sometimes, it has a nice crunch!! Great dressing too!

Elra said...

Lori, I love this vinaigrette so much, in fact I just love blue cheese period!

Bunny said...

That video was hilarious! So much so that I sat and watched like 10 more from him!! I love blue cheese dresing this sounds and looks great Lori!

Lynn said...

Thank you, Lori! This recipe looks absolutely perfect! Just what I'm looking for. Seems to be pretty low fat, too, with only the 1/4 c. of oil. Can't wait to give it a try.