Spring and summer bring with them a bounty of fresh vegetables, and often, a renewed interest in salads (this is the year we’re going to learn to love them, right?). A satisfying salad needs a great dressing, and we have three that fit the bill.
These three easy, cheesy salad dressings come together in a snap and can be added to just about any combination of greens and add-ins you can dream up. The not-so-secret ingredient? Wisconsin cheese, of course.
1. Creamy Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing
In a bowl, whisk together 1 cup sour cream with 3/4 cup buttermilk. Mix in 1 clove garlic (minced), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon chopped chives and 1/2 cup grated Wisconsin parmesan cheese. Add up to 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper to taste.
Dressing will keep in airtight container for 3 days. Use it to dress fresh greens, like this All American Salad. It also makes a great dip for crudité.
2. Blue Cheese Dressing with Greek Yogurt
In a bowl, combine 2/3 cup crumbled Wisconsin blue cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves and a pinch of black pepper. Mix with a fork until well combined. Add 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup buttermilk and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Mix well.
Add to your favorite greens, or toss with shredded kale and thinly sliced broccoli stems and carrots for a hearty coleslaw.
3. Feta Lemon Citronette
In a bowl, combine 1 cup finely crumbled Wisconsin feta cheese with the zest of 1 lemon and the juice of two lemons. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and a pinch of fresh black pepper. Mix with a fork until well combined. Slowly whisk in 1/2 cup olive oil, mixing until well incorporated.
This easy, tangy dressing can be added to any salad greens or served as a dipping sauce for grilled vegetables.
What is your favorite way to incorporate cheese into a summer salad? Tell us in the comments!