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Chunky Gorgonzola Salad Dressing with Whole Grain Mustard, Scallions, Bacon & Chardonnay

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Chunky Gorgonzola Salad Dressing with Whole Grain Mustard, Bacon, Scallions & Chardonnay!

 

I know. It’s sounds fancy-schmancy, doesn’t it?!! But no worries! It really isn’t. Though it tastes like a million $$bucks $$!!  – –  it’s actually extremely simple to make! And as you can already see, this sinfully rich, “Chunky Gorgonzola Salad Dressing with Whole Grain Mustard, Scallions, Bacon & Chardonnay”, takes minimal, and inexpensive, ingredients!

Everything was on sale, and they were practically giving away that gorgeous, irresistible, gorgonzola cheese!!! Who could resist that temptation? Certainly not me!! 😀

A lucky find for sure!!!

 

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Some of the other ingredients that made the cut, to add even more layers of flavor, were scallions (just like green onions, only milder and sweeter, and best found in the spring), some real honey, and a dash of sriracha for a little spice!

 

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A little cream was added to thin it out a bit, and a little fresh garlic, salt and pepper were added to taste!

 

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I decided to buy some (REAL) bacon bits to add, as I’ve had bad luck in the past with using crisp-cooked, chopped bacon turning the dressings a bit greasy, and the bacon gets soft, rubbery and icky. I do NOT recommend that you use imitation bacon, though. But these real bacon bits worked extremely well!! No fat present – – very meaty!! Highly recommend!

And that’s basically it! Salad dressings are SUPER simple to make, with few ingredients that have bold flavors for maximum impact, that I really don’t know why people waste money on bottled dressings.

Once you start making them yourself, you’ll instantly notice such a huge difference, that you won’t want to EVER waste your money on store-bought dressings again!

 

Chunky Gorgonzola & Whole Grain Mustard Salad Dressing with Bacon, Chardonnay & Scallions!

 

You can make them as plain and simple as you like. Or, go all out and just have fun playing with flavors! Always just add ingredients in SMALL amounts, because, remember, you can always add more, but you can’t take them back out. 😉

If you happen to mess up a batch, just add more mayo and/or sour cream to bring it back and mellow it back out. They never make so much that you can’t add a lot of base ingredients back in. It will all get eaten and enjoyed, believe me! 😉

So if you’re looking for a WOW kind of dressing, you’ll definitely want to give this one a try! If this one is a bit much for your tastebuds, I have a whole collection of dressings (17 in all!) on my blog that might suit your own personal tastes better { right here }! But this one really was truly outstanding!

Whichever one you choose, you’ll instantly become hooked and convinced,
that homemade is always better! 😉
Hope you enjoy!! 😀

 

 

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*This salad dressing works beautifully over regular salads as well as wedge salads!
**This can also be used as a dip, sauce in salads, or sandwich spread, too!

Chunky Gorgonzola Salad Dressing with Whole Grain Mustard, Scallions, Bacon & Chardonnay

Chunky Gorgonzola Salad Dressing with Whole Grain Mustard, Scallions, Bacon & Chardonnay

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy mayo such as Hellmann's
  • 1 cup thick sour cream such as Daisy
  • 2 Tbl. whole grain mustard, I use Maille Old Style
  • 1/2 Tbl. heavy cream, half and half, or milk
  • 2 tsp. chilled Chardonnay
  • 1 small clove garlic (or half of a medium to large clove), very finely minced or run through a garlic press (to taste), *see note
  • ¼ tsp. sriracha sauce
  • ¼ tsp. regular salt, or to taste
  • ⅛ tsp. coarse ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp. real honey, I used Sue Bee's Sage Honey
  • 1 (5 oz.) container crumbled gorgonzola cheese (a little over a cup), I used Stella and saved a nice tablespoon aside to garnish the top
  • 1/3 cup REAL bacon bits, I just use Hormel's, (*imitation bacon bits are not recommend)
  • 2 spring scallions, finely sliced or snipped with kitchen scissors (both white and green part), or about 2 Tbl. (or to taste as you like)

Instructions

  • In medium bowl, stir together all ingredients, (*except honey, gorgonzola, bacon and scallions), very well until completely mixed.
  • While stirring, drizzle in honey. Stir until mixed in.
  • Stir in rest of ingredients. (Mix in well, but leave nice chunks of cheese). Don't over stir.
  • Spoon into a glass jar or container, cover with lid, and chill for several hours.
  • Serve over salads, use as a condiment on sandwiches, or as a dip for appetizers.
  • *Can garnish with a little reserved gorgonzola, along with some extra bacon bits and snipped scallions.
  • Notes

    My garlic was a tad old, so 1/2 of a decent-sized (large) clove served to be plenty. If yours is super fresh, you may want add a little more. Just add to your own taste.


     

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    Alan

    Monday 25th of April 2016

    This looks amazing. I love the jar you presented this dressing in. Approximately how long will this last, once made?

    Kelly

    Monday 25th of April 2016

    I go through salad dressing like it's my last meal, so I've never had any go bad. The best guess I could say, would be that if it gets mold on top, or smells funny, pitch it. But it should EASILY last at least a week or longer I would think. (I should do an experiment and save back a small spoon of it to see what happens....) So I honestly don't know.

    Thanks about the jar! My sister had gone on a trip to Spain and brought it back full of it's contents at the time. I happened to be at her house when she was going to pitch that jar when it was empty! I LOVED the shape of it so I asked if I could have it. I'll have to take a picture of the lid. I have no idea of what was in it. I love using it. :)

    Dishin with Didi

    Thursday 21st of April 2016

    I love your dressings! I really do, the ingredient list always makes my mouth explode and that's just from reading!! ♥

    Kelly

    Friday 22nd of April 2016

    Thanks, Didi!!! :D I have a blast making them! Soooooo much better than store-bought! :D

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