This blue cheese dressing was one of the first recipes I made from Brother Jimmy’s BBQ: More than 100 Recipes. I picked it because because it just so happened that I was making wings for lunch that day and I needed something (other than bottled Ranch dressing) for dipping. This was it. And this will be it from now on, because this is the easiest, best blue cheese dressing you can make. Not only great for wings, it’s great on salads or for dipping veggies. Anything.
I prefer Gorgonzola versus say, Roquefort, when a recipe calls for blue cheese. It’s a little milder and doesn’t overpower the dressing.
This is just one example of all the great recipes in Brother Jimmy’s BBQ: More than 100 Recipes. I highly recommend it.
Also try my Buffalo wing dipping sauce.
Blue Cheese Dressing
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 cups
- 1 cup mayonnaise not light!
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or Gorgonzola
- Pinch of sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 teaspoons sour cream
I love having sandwiches for lunch. The can be anywhere from simple to fancy, depending on my mood (and available time). I knew by the end of last week that there was going to be a sandwich-kind-of-weekend coming up, so I made a nice big batch of this fantastically simple but oh-so-delicious deli sandwich spread. Nice and creamy, perfectly spreadable, it has a nice herby hint. I felt fru-fru eating my sandwich, and that takes something let me tell you!
For a little kick, add a pinch or two of red pepper flake to this deli sandwich spread. Stir and let the spread set an extra hour or so in the fridge. It definitely gets better with time but if you’re in a hurry go for it. It’s still great stuff.
Try my stuffed deli sandwich too. It’ll make you happy.
Deli Sandwich Spread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon minced chives or 1 teaspoon dried minced chives
- 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. When it comes to making a sandwich, I don’t go by the serving size on the meat package. One slice? Two at most? That’s not a sandwich, that’s an hors d’oeuvre. Same goes for the spread. I made a batch of a copycat of Subway chipotle southwest sauce. Did I dot it on the bread? Nope. Slathered. Thick. Piled high with my favorite toppings, it was a sandwich to remember.
The chipotle southwest sauce is fresh, with a hint of citrus and fresh cilantro, but also with a little kick thanks to one of my favorites, ground chipotle chile. I love the smoky heat that ground chipotle chiles bring to whatever I use it in. It’s not over-the-top spicy or smoky, it’s just right.
Also try my copycat of the great bread at Subway.
Copycat Subway Chipotle Southwest Sauce
Prep Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 1 cup
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon water
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile
- Pinch each of dried thyme and ground cumin