“ I am Partnering with Castello for a Summer of Blue campaign, However all opinions are mine”
Happy #Bluesday Tuesday friends; for me summer means grilling and enjoying fresh fruits especially juicy watermelon, strawberries and blueberries. I am cheese fan and love to try variety of cheeses whenever I get a chance. What will you do when you get amazing opportunity to try Blue cheese? Here is a full meal incorporated with blue cheese for you. First I made Water melon cucumber salad with blue cheese then tried Blue cheese Paratha. Yes flat bread stuffed with Blue cheese.
When Honest Cooking and Castello contacted me about their #Bluesday Tuesday campaign, at first lot recipes that I could try flashed through my mind, crackers, cookies and bread. Skipped the idea of making of all these because crackers which only I and hubby will eat, cookies my kids love it, but not sure about the blue cheese cookies. Enjoying blue cheese requires some acquired taste and thought that we won’t like the taste of the cookies, then thought about making bread with it. As blue cheese is soft cheese if it ooze out easily then there will be no cheese left at the end of the baking ruining the bread. One more thing blue cheese is at two extreme either you like it or hate it.
We are salad eating family, so decide to try watermelon cucumber salad with blue cheese. Sweet watermelon with cucumber and onion made perfect companion with Blue cheese. I used white wine vinaigrette with touch of honey and Dijon mustard. Taste wise this salad has everything you can expect in a small bowl, yes, sweet, tangy, spicy and buttery. Yes blue cheese added buttery tanginess which made this salad more delectable.
Due to my Indian roots I always try do fusion version. So this time too I didn’t want to lose that chance. I made blue cheese paratha. Paratha or Paranthas is a North Indian flat bread stuffed with vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower or radish etc. You can do either stuffed version of these veggies with whole wheat flat bread or you can add the stuffing while making the dough for flat bread. I made stuffing with spring onions, carrot and ginger and spice powders and off course the star of the show was blue cheese.
Then comes the big hurdle of stuffing them into whole wheat dough, I tried traditional way of making paratha, however blue cheese doesn’t want to stay inside and it starts oozing out while making. So tired this idea where first spread the dough into two flat bread; then stuff and seal and cook. It worked like a charm. It was delicious and also heavy. You only need a paratha or two to fill you up. You don’t need any side dish to finish this only need some spicy Indian condiment/ pickle. If you are fan of blue cheese, try delicious recipes, you will fell in love with it like me.
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This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.