North Woods Inn's Blue Cheese Buttermilk Creamy Dressing

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  • Total: 4 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 4 hrs 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/3 cups (10-11 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
84 Calories
6g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe is similar to one used at restaurants in California's iconic North Woods Inn chain. North Woods Inn has been making its salads sing with this blue cheese dressing since the 1960s, much to the happiness of millions of Californians, who have been dining at these restaurants most of their lives. Try this quick and easy recipe and you'll never go back to bottled blue cheese dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sour cream (or nonfat sour cream)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons blue cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. In a food processor or heavy-duty blender, combine buttermilk, sour cream, garlic, sugar, paprika, and salt.

  2. Blend until smooth.

  3. Add blue cheese and pulse quickly once or twice. Do not blend. You want small chunks of blue cheese.

  4. Refrigerate for 4 hours or more before serving to let flavors blend.


Other Uses for Blue Cheese Dressing

If you're a lover of blue cheese, it's probably one of your favorite dressings for green salads. It goes especially well with red onion, so mix a few slices with romaine, green leaf, red leaf, endive, spinach or a mix of greens along with bacon bits for sensational salad.