Lately I've been thinking about flavor combinations. You have your basics: peanut butter with jelly, tomato with basil, and tequila with lime. Then there's the complicated combos like cherry with chipotle. Some flavor marriages are disappointing or downright disgusting, but there are some weird combinations that come together like magic in your mouth. A great example: arugula and prosciutto.
Typically, arugula isn't my favorite green. It is bitter, and it looks like a weed. When it's combined with prosciutto, though, it transforms into the perfect backdrop for that salty delicious meat. New favorite lunch staple right here! To push it one step further, though, I decided to add in another combination of flavors- gorgonzola cheese with ranch seasoning.
You might be thinking it sounds like a bit much. In some ways, you are right. The gorgonzola ranch dressing screams for attention as soon as it hits your tongue. It would be perfect on a simple iceberg wedge or with some boiled golden potatoes. On a bed of arugula and prosciutto, though, you get a party of strong flavors that just work. Try it for yourself! The Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing is a man wearing a bowtie with jeans- fancy and casual at the same time.
This recipe is very easy to make, and it doesn't require any cooking or prep time. All you need is a big bowl and stirring spoon. I love recipes that seem complicated, but are extremely simple like this. The most important part is to get a good gorgonzola with the right amount of moldiness.
Gorgonzola Ranch Recipe
A flavorful and chunky dressing.
- 4 ounces gorgonzola crumbles
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup low fat buttermilk
- 2 tbsp ranch dressing seasoning
- 1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper
In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, buttermilk, ranch seasoning, and black pepper.Mix ingredients until smooth. Add the gorgonzola to the mixture and stir about 6 times until the crumbles are distributed evenly.Pour the dressing over the dish of your choice.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 servings