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Many years ago, a dear California friend gave us each a copy of the Junior League of Pasadena cookbook, Dining by Design…an oldie but a goodie!!  We had several recipes which caught our eye all those years ago, but as other cookbooks, blogs, and influences came around, we moved on and forgot about some of our favorites…this one in particular!!  We both served this to rave reviews for a couple of years.  We think it’s time to bring it back!!!

“Amazing Bleu Cheese Appetizer”

12 oz bleu cheese, crumbled

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 c olive oil

4 T red wine vinegar

2 T lemon juice

1 c chopped onion

1 c minced cilantro

Whisk garlic, oil, vinegar, and lemon juice to make a vinaigrette.  

Combine bleu cheese, onion, and cilantro in large bowl

Pour vinaigrette over cheese mixture and gently toss to combine

Allow to marinate in refrigerator until ready to serve.  Give a quick toss into a serving bowl or spread out on a platter.

Serve with sliced French bread or apple slices (or both)

Or get creative and use it on top of grilled beef or a salad

They say…even people who don’t like bleu cheese LOVE this!!  We have witnessed this miracle first-hand!

It’s a must-try belles…you won’t regret it