September 14, 2013 by Sam
It always baffles me what strange ingredients are in store-bought salad dressings. Unhealthy oils, weird preservatives, absurd amounts of sugar, unnecessary corn & soy products, and added flavors & colorings are just the start of the list of things I’ve seen on labels, and that’s on the supposed “healthy” dressings at health food stores.
Many people (myself included) forget how easy it can be to quickly throw together a delicious salad dressing using just a handful of ingredients. Even if you don’t have any type of blender, you can chop the larger ingredients up & throw everything into a lidded jar and shake it up.
While gorgonzola has flavor, it’s not overpowering like blue cheese can be to some palates. I love this dressing on a simple mix of baby spinach, spring greens, and tomatoes. If I’m extra hungry, I like to add some deli turkey for protein.
Having a great tasting dressing on a salad can make some of the pickiest eaters wolf down some healthy greens & veggies. If gorgonzola cheese isn’t your thing, tell me what you’re favorite dressing is & I’ll help you come up with a great substitute!
Makes: 16 oz.
3 garlic cloves, peeled
6 tbs. champagne vinegar
1 tsp. ground pepper
6 oz. gorgonzola cheese
1 cup walnut oil
Pinch of salt
Add the garlic, vinegar & pepper to your Vitamix/blender/food processor & turn on high to chop & combine thoroughly then turn off.
Chunk the gorgonzola into smaller pieces (about 1/4 inch pieces). Turn your blender on low & add the cheese, walnut oil, and salt.
Toss with ingredients of your choice. Store extra dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.