Sunday, September 11, 2011

Amazing Gorgonzola Dressing

A simple salad tossed with my
Amazing Gorgonzola Dressing

True (funny) story about Gorgonzola... my husband, Dan, used to joke around and call the Gondola ride in Vegas the "Gorgonzola ride."  A few years back when we were out there, he actually went up to someone at the Venetian (not intending to say this)... yeah... asked where the Gorgonzola ride was.  The look he got still makes me laugh. You joke around about something long enough, it comes out even when you don't want it to come out of the mouth. 

But seriously folks...

I picked up some great-looking lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers at the farmer's market today.  The fresh veggies deserved a fresh dressing.



This dressing is amazing.  Make the whole batch and save it in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to a week.

Ingredients:

2 ounces Crumbled Gorgonzola Cheese
1/8 cup minced Manzanilla Salad Olives with Pimientos (Suggest Goya)*
1/2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh Mint
2 tablespoons fresh Lemon Juice
1 1/2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Honey
Freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste
Celery Salt, to taste

Crumble the Gorgonzola cheese into a bowl and mince up the olives.  Add olives to bowl with cheese, and add chopped fresh mint.



Whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar and honey; drizzle the olive oil in a little bit at a time so the dressing emulsifies. 

Pour mixture on top of cheese, olives and mint. 

Drizzle in the honey.

Using a fork, mix up the dressing, pressing down on the cheese so that some of it blends into the olive oil mixture and thickens it.

Add pepper and celery salt to taste.


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