I don't like blue cheese so I think I will sub feta in and make a dressing with it. Any other ideas!
HA! Sara also doesn't like blue cheese. She is going to make it for me and Geoff anyway as we both love it (she's good like that) but I think she is planning on making herself some auxiliary soup in the event that she hates the dressing as much as she thinks she will.
I am going to have to do this recipe later on...we have a bad week ahead of us, we just had a death in the family and will be busy this week. I'll post it hopefully with April 9th's - hubby loves blue cheese, so I can't just NOT do it!
I mixed the dressing up earlier today. It seems like its going to be a little yogurty. Maybe the flavors will mellow out after sitting in the fridge for a couple of hours. Stay tuned!
What about ranch instead of blue cheese? I believe Ellie has a recipe in the book, or here's a good one from Epicurious:http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Low-Fat-Herbed-Ranch-Dressing-12215
I thought the dressing turned out great. It was not think like blue cheese normally is -- which I really liked. While I did think the dressing was a bit yogurty by itself, mixed with the salad and the chicken, the flavors were great!
I love blue cheese and hot sauce so I am looking forward to this!! Maybe sub gorgonzola for a milder cheese...not sure if that would work for blue cheese haters. But I think that subbing ranch is a great idea!!
I made this last night for Nick and our friend Geoff. Since I was not eating it, I made the chicken extra spicy with some chili oil that we have. I also added extra cheese to the dressing, and pureed it with my immersion blender so the actual dressing had a more cheesy flavor. I used a Stilton, which Nick thought was a little too sweet. Overall, this got 2 thumbs up - comments were to use red onion instead of green onion, and I think some celery in the salad would also be nice.
I was actually thinking red onion would be better too...I think that's what I'm going to do. Thanks for the review!
Made this tonight, it was soooooo good. Soooooooo good. I simplified the dressing recipe and omitted the mayo and buttermilk, and it was still awesome. I used Frank's Red Hot as the hot sauce, per my brother's recommendation, and he is quite the hot sauce expert.
What a great dish!!
I think I might pass on this week. Not because the recipe looks bad but because I have made something like this before on my own. The original Buffalo Wings were tossed in a sauce made from Frank's Red Hot Sauce and butter/margarine. When I was on a certain diet plan I would often toss grilled chicken breast in a mixture of franks and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray and serve it on a salad with lettuce, carrots, and celery. I skip the dressing because I do not like blue cheese or ranch dressing and it has a nice clean bite with out it. Then again I do have some left over chicken in the freezer and some salad veggies just screaming to be used ;)
Ok I did end up throwing together my own version of this salad. It was not pretty. LOL