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July 2006

Wine Country Recipes — Goat Cheese Salad Dressing


Savory Goat Cheese Salad Dressing

Submitted by Adorable Purple Victorian

The organic gardens of the Adorable Purple Victorian are a culinary delight. Guests are welcome to harvest a light lunch from the salad and herb garden, that includes arugula, spinach, basil and a variety of lettuces in season. A nearby wine barrel is brimming with roma tomatoes, chives and dill. This creamy dressing is delectable on mixed greens, a baked potato or as a dip for fresh veggies.

INGREDIENTS

3 ounces goat cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons buttermilk
1/3 cup fresh basil
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
1 tablespoon fresh chives

PREPARATION

Remove stems from basil.

Add all ingredients except chives to blender, reserving 1/3 of goat cheese

Process until mixed. Add buttermilk as needed for desired consistency.

Crumble reserved goat cheese into mixture.

Garnish with chives

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Perfect on mixed greens, a baked potato or as a dip for fresh veggies.

Serves 4-6

LOCATION

Adorable Purple Victorian is located in the heart of Napa. This quaint, victorian home features 2 bedrooms which sleep four adults, modern amenities and comforts, and lush gardens to relax in after a day of winetasting. The home is also only minutes away from wineries, restaurants, and Napa Valley activities. Stay at the Adorable Purple Victorian for one week during August and receive $100 off the weekly rate! Call (858) 354.4470 for exact location and rates.

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