Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing

We have a bank holiday coming up next weekend and the good news is we are actually expecting some pretty decent weather with it!  Salad weather!   

Yay!  I love, LOVE Salad season, because I love, LOVE Salads!  I have never met a salad that I really didn't like.  

Crisp fresh vegetables . . . rich creamy dressing.  A great salad is something I can never turn down!  And this salad dressing recipe I am sharing today is one of the best!

Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing

Salads are not that hard to make.  Fresh and quality lettuces, etc. and a tasty dressing.  That's all it takes, and this dressing is just WOW!   Rich and creamy and filled with beautiful flavors.

Drizzled over wedges of crisp iceberg lettuce. I think iceberg lettuce gets a bit of a rap these days.  Everyone wants fancy smancy salad greens, baby lettuces, micro greens, etc.

Don't ever estimate the allure of a nice crisp wedge of iceberg lettuce however.  When served fresh and cold, there is nothing nicer. Nothing.


Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing

The crunch is unbeatable.  Not too demanding a flavor.  Perfect with just about any dressing, especially a rich and creamy one. Iceberg lettuce is a lettuce that allows a dressing to shine!

To me a salad is almost all about the dressing.  It won't matter how fresh your lettuces and other ingredients are, if you have a lackluster dressing to serve with it.  

This dressing I am sharing today is anything but lackluster!  

Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing

Creamy and rich, it is filled with the lovely flavors of garlic, cheddar and chives.  So good it stands on it's own on a delicious canvas of crisp iceberg lettuce.   The two together are a perfect marriage in heaven.  

Perfect partners.  They go together like peas and carrots. Mutt and Jeff. Fish and Chips. Peanut Butter and Jam  . . .  well, you get the picture.

With some bacon bits sprinkled on top, this makes a rather tasty lunch, or side with a grilled steak.  Get your happy eating hat on!  This one spells winner/winner!


Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing

If you are a person who really likes a good salad, here are some others that you might really enjoy!

GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD FOR TWO - A fresh and easy take on the traditional Caesar salad with rubbed grilled chicken and a beautifully rich and tangy dressing.

CHICKEN, AVOCADO & TOMATO SALADTender, perfectly cooked pieces of chicken sit atop a salad composed of mixed salad leaves, creamy avocado,  and rehydrated sun dried tomatoes.  Crisp pepitas or sunflower pumpkin seeds as you may know them, make for a tasty and crispy garnish. 

DILL PICKLE CHICKEN SALAD CROISSANTS - Crisp buttery croissants filled with the most delicious chicken salad.  Rich and creamy and studded with plenty of tasty crunch.

Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing

Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing

Yield: Makes about 1 1/4 cups (300g)
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 5 MinInactive time: 30 HourTotal time: 30 H & 5 M
A delicious salad dressing which is lovely served over a wedge of iceberg lettuce. Sprinkle a few bacon bits on top and you have something which everyone will love.


  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 2 TBS white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 1/2 cup (125g) of dairy sour cream
  • 2 TBS good quality mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces (1 cup/120g) good quality grated strong cheddar cheese
  • 3 TBS finely chopped chives
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, and sugar. Stir in the sour cream, mayonnaise, grated cheddar and chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Let stand half an hour prior to using in order to allow the flavors to meld Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and use within 4 days.
  3. Bring to room temperature prior to using.
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