Anyway, I was flipping through the Dining With Diane book I mentioned last month and saw a Feta Cheese Dressing from the old Basil's Restaurant in Austin. I mixed up a batch and it tastes wonderful!
Central Market, some thinly sliced green onion, a sprinkling of avocado, and a generous handful of diced cucumber. Pretty much my idea of a perfect salad. I decided to make just a half batch actually...so I'll detail the exact amounts I used today below the original recipe.
Try this salad dressing - it's lip smacking deeelicious!
FETA CHEESE DRESSING
Recipe by Bruce Silverman, Basil's Restaurant
Dining with Diane - The Austin Restaurant Cookbook
by Diane Payton Gomez
1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 large clove garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice
dash Tabasco sauce
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Stir mayonnaise, buttermilk and sour cream together until smooth. Add remaining ingredients including feta cheese. This recipe will make enough for 2 or 3 large salads and will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 10 days.
1/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled (I actually used more like 3 oz.....half of a 6 oz. container of Athenos traditional crumbled feta)
1/4 cup mayonnaise (I used Hellman's)
2 Tablespoons buttermilk (I used the buttermilk from the homemade butter)
2 Tablespoons cup sour cream
1 tablespoon chopped onion (I used very finely diced yellow onion)
1 small clove garlic, pressed
1/2 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice (I used lemon juice)
3 or 4 drops of Tabasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Man, this is some good stuff! This photo shows how much a half recipe makes... let it sit for about an hour before serving...lets the onion and the garlic get all snuggly with the creamy stuff...yum yum YUM!
Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!