This Coleslaw With Blue Cheese Is Seriously Superb
You’ve probably had coleslaw at a summer picnic or BBQ, but have you ever tried it with blue cheese? It’s a surprisingly good pairing – the strong flavor of blue cheese balances out the tangy vinegar in coleslaw and complements its cool creaminess. In this article, we’ll tell you about our favorite coleslaw with blue cheese recipes.
Recipe for a Creamy Blue Cheese Coleslaw
If there’s one thing we love, it’s a good coleslaw. And this one with blue cheese is seriously superb! The creamy dressing and tangy blue cheese combine to create a flavour explosion in your mouth.
Best of all, it’s incredibly easy to make – just mix everything together and you’re good to go.
-1 head of red and green cabbage, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)
-3 carrots shredded
-1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
-1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
-1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
-Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
How to prepare:
1. In a large bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, blue cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine.
2. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
3.Crumble over some extra blue cheese.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for an hour or two before serving.
Pros and cons of making this Coleslaw dish with Blue Cheese
A superlative coleslaw with blue cheese is a must-try dish for any foodie. Here are the pros and cons of making this dish:
PRO: It is rich and complex, with a deep blue color and a peppery kick. It pairs perfectly with the crunchy cabbage and tangy blue cheese.
CON: It’s important to note that blue cheese is a very strong flavor, so use it sparingly if you’re not a fan of strong flavors. Or counter balance it with honey or even some apple, pear or strawberries.
Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
If you love blue cheese dressing, this coleslaw is for you. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and savory, with the blue cheese providing a rich flavor that is unforgettable. The vinaigrette is also really easy to make, so you can put it together quickly any time you have a craving for some delicious coleslaw or any salad to your liking.
Ingredients for the vinaigrette:
-1 cup mayonnaise
-1 cup of olive oil
Add 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
-1/4 c. sugar
-1/4 tsp. salt
-1 tbsp. Dijon mustard (you can use any kind of mustard you’d like, but we prefer this one because it’s stronger than other types)
-1 or 2 tbsp. blue cheese
After stirring or shaking everything together, you should see the blue cheese melting and combining with everything else.
Potato Salad with Blue Cheese
This potato salad with blue cheese is seriously superb! The blue cheese really brings out the flavors in the potatoes and makes for a delicious and unique potato salad. Serve this as a side dish or as part of a buffet table.
This recipe is a great way to use up leftover, potatoes, bacon and blue cheese, or to create a new and delicious potato salad recipe for your next BBQ party. You could also serve this potato salad with chicken or even as a vegetarian dish.
The options are endless and we love how versatile this potato salad with bacon and blue cheese is.
-Salt and pepper
-Red onions (Pickled red onions work as well).
-Blue cheese Crumbled.
-Dressing: Made with mayo, vinegar, mustard, parsley, scallions, salt, pepper. Greek yogurt can be substituted for mayo if you prefer, but add more seasoning if needed.
How to prepare:
1. For roasting potatoes, preheat oven to 425°F. Use olive oil, salt, and pepper to season potatoes. Roast on a flat surface for 25-30 minutes, flipping them over 18-20 minutes into the cooking process, until golden brown and tender.
2. Bake the bacon till it is crunchy.
3. The creamy dressing is made by mixing mayonnaise, vinegar, dijon mustard, parsley, scallions, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
4. The ingredients should be tossed together to ensure a good mix.
Serve warm or cold.
We even love to add some slices of crunchy apple or pear in this recipe if you prefer it cold!
Olives Stuffed with Blue Cheese
You can serve blue cheese stuffed olives as a tasty appetizer, as well as a garnish on salads or even in martinis and Bloody Marys to compliment your salad. Mix creamy and sharp blue cheese with some olive oil and squeeze this into green olives and add them to you salads or cocktails. You can make them in no time at all. An whisk, a piping bag or even just a teaspoon, and a bowl are all you need.
If you’re in the mood for something a little more special than the average coleslaw, this blue cheese version is definitely worth a try. The dressing and other recipes in this article are perfect and pair perfectly with the crispy cabbage leaves.