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Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing



We have a bank holiday coming up next weekend and the good news is we are actually expecting some pretty decent weather with it!  Salad weather!   Yay!  I love, LOVE Salad season, because I love, LOVE Salads! 


Salads are not that hard to make.  Fresh and quality lettuces, etc. and a tasty dressing.  That's all it takes, and this dressing is just WOW!  


To me a salad is almost all about the dressing.  It won't matter how fresh your lettuces and other ingredients are, if you have a lacklustre dressing to serve with it.  This dressing is anything but lacklustre!  



Creamy and rich, it is filled with the lovely flavours of garlic, cheddar and chives.  So good it stands on it's own on a delicious canvas of iceberg lettuce.   With some bacon bits sprinkled on top, this makes a rather tasty lunch, or side with a grilled steak.  



*Creamy Chive and Cheddar Dressing*
Makes about 1 1/4 cups or 300g
 
A delicious salad dressing which is lovely served over a wedge of icebery lettuce.   Sprinkle a few bacon bits on top and you have something which everyone will love. 

2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS white wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp sugar
1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely minced
125g of dairy sour cream (1/2 cup)
2 TBS good quality mayonnaise
4 ounces strong cheddar cheese grated (about 1 cup)
3 TBS finely chopped chives
fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 

Whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, and sugar.   Stir in the sour cream, mayonnaise, grated cheddar and chives.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Let stand half an hour prior to using in order to allow the flavours to meld  Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and use within 4 days.  Bring to room temperature prior to using.

Bon Appetit!




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Marie Rayner
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