When shopping for ingredients to make and photograph my Crispy Baked Wings, I considered taking a food photography shortcut. Screw it, I thought, I’m going to buy Blue Cheese Dip for the photo instead of making it. If you know me, either personally or through this site, you know that I’m not dogmatic about the food I eat.
And yet, here we are with a recipe for Blue Cheese Dip & Dressing
While I’m not opposed to purchasing condiments instead of making them all from scratch, I do still look at the ingredients…
You can probably guess how I felt about the ingredients on the jarred versions. Plus, it really is simple to make!
You just mix a handful of ingredients in the bowl. That’s it! Like most dips, the flavor will be even better after a few hours or the next day, so making it ahead is a good idea.
Since I made this to dip wings into, I kept it nice and thick. To make it more dressing-like, just add a little bit of cream or milk or water.
So yes, I do take the occasional shortcut and don’t feel guilty about it- I don’t feel guilty about any food, ever, that is some bullshit I’d love for us all to let go of- But I love making my own condiments and sauces, and even more than that, I love teaching others how easy it is!Print
Almost as easy as buying a jar of the stuff.
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise (if purchasing, my favorite brands are Primal Kitchen and Sir Kensington’s)
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
- Refrigerate for 2-24 hours before serving (optional, but improves the flavor)
If using as a dressing, add a small amount of cream, milk, or water until you get your desired consistency.
Not a big mayo fan? This will also be excellent with full fat plain yogurt or sour cream.
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