Super Bowl Blue Cheese Dressing

by Anne Bennett on January 22, 2012

Show this photo to your children and tell them that these are REAL baby carrots!

Blue cheese dressing has a devout following, including myself, or rather, my former self, before I became calorie-conscious. My favorite birthday dinner growing up was steak, baked potato with sour cream and salad with blue cheese dressing. And yes, this is why I had a weight problem at an early age and why I haven’t indulged in this dinner for the last, oh, 40 odd years or so.

Martha Stewart’s new Light Cookbook yields a less waist-expanding version of my once-favorite dressing that is very satisfying, provided you make it and use it up within several days (it gets substantially thinner as it sits). The base for its relative lightness is buttermilk, which is used in the full-fat version but in equal amounts with real mayonnaise and sour cream.

I’m posting this well before Super Bowl Sunday for those of you seeking lighter versions of popular TV snacks. Serve with celery and baby carrots along with buffalo chicken drumsticks, which you can find here.

Caveat: Don’t expect miracles. This dressing is not as thick as the original, but it ranks way above the light bottled version, which I find gummy and artificial-tasting and not worthy of human consumption.

Light Blue Cheese Dressing

1 cup low fat buttermilk
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 T. red wine vinegar
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)

Whisk together the buttermilk and light mayonnaise until smooth. Add vinegar. Fold in blue cheese crumbles and season with salt and pepper. Use within two days.

Serves 6 to 8 (2-3 T. each)

 

 

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Chin December 25, 2015 at 1:55 pm

37fJust visited with my chruch group yesterday. (Southside Baptist) This was truly a blessing for me. This has been a really challenging year for me. I lost my job in mid February, my husband & best friend March 29th and his daughter Michelle June 1st. She had MS and after her Mother passed 12 years ago we have taken care of and loved her. When her Daddy passed March 29th she stoppped eating and taking her medication. Although they are both no longer suffering they are in heaven now, but my heart is still hurting and I miss them even more now that Christmas is here. We had special times together and now there is a real void.THank you so much for the wonderful time and meal. I want to fix this wonderful salad to enjoy. They both loved my cooking and this is a keeperMerry Christmas to all the Graham Family and staff ..

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