Monday, February 28, 2011

A New Kind of Salad Dressing


Like blue cheese dressing but with goat cheese instead. It's creamy, tangy, and bursting with chèvre flavor. Inspired when a salad with a few bites of goat cheese left me wanting more.

Goat Cheese Salad Dressing
Printable Recipe

8 ounces chèvre, at room temperature
½ cup buttermilk
1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup minced fresh chives
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Combine the chèvre, buttermilk, and cream in a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in the chives and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Makes approximately 2 ¾ cups. Blend until smooth but not a moment longer so you don't end up with whipped cream. Consider adding basil, thyme, or Italian parsley or substituting grated garlic for the chives. Keeps for a day or two tightly sealed in the refrigerator.

6 comments:

Carrie said...

Bleu cheese is probably my favorite salad dressing, but goat cheese is my favorite cheese and one of my absolute favorite foods. What a great idea to combine the two! I know I'd love this.

Irina said...

I do not like goat cheese, but I could not take my eyes off the salad. What a beautiful dish!

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said...

I'm crazy about goat cheese. This dressing sounds perfect for what I was thinking about making. Thanks for the recipe!

woman said...

Looks Yummy. I want to try this recipe !

Christine Damm said...

This sounds divine and I have to say "Why didn't someone think of this sooner?" since we have some fabulous local chevre here in VT. Thanks for the recipe.

y8 said...

I'm crazy about goat cheese. This dressing sounds perfect for what I was thinking about making. Thanks for the recipe!

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