Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

I very often make my own dressings, though they seem to get lost in the shuffle and I rarely write about them so every once in a while I like to highlight one. Given my total addiction to blue cheese it is not surprising that a blue cheese dressing is among my favorite dressings to make at home and it is quite simple to do so. Your basic blue cheese dressing is very similar to a blue cheese dip where you simply give it more of a dressings consistency by swapping in some buttermilk for some of the thicker ingredients. You can easily tailor this recipe to give you your favourite consistency by replacing some of the sour cream with butter milk to make it thinner or replacing some of the buttermilk with sour cream to make it thicker. The main trick to a nice and smooth blue cheese dressing is to start with a softer blue cheese and to let it come up to room temperature before you mix it in. A blue cheese dressing also likes to sit around for a while to let the flavours meld together so making it a day ahead is recommended. I also enjoy adding a chopped fresh herb like dill every so often and it is always a nice way to change things up.

Blue Cheese Dressing

A creamy and tangy homemade blue cheese dressing!


Servings: 1 cup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (~1/2 lemon)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Mix everything and optionally let sit in the fridge for a few hours.


Light Blue Cheese Dressing

A lighter blue cheese dressing made with Greek yogurt that is just as creamy and tasty!


Servings: 1 cup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (~1/2 lemon)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Mix everything and optionally let sit in the fridge for a few hours.


Use in:
Buffalo Chicken Salad
BLT Salad with Avocados and a Blue Cheese Dressing
Black and Blue Steak Sandwich
Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins
Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Similar Recipes:
Avocado Blue Cheese Dressing
Blue Cheese Dip
Blue Cheese Cole Slaw
Lemon, Honey and Mustard Vinaigrette

4 comments:

Nina Timm said...

I see the dressing on so many things, potatoes, chicken, fish, yumm! I share your passion for blue cheese!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I am also a blue cheese fanatic, espcially Stilton..

This looks like something I would really enjoy, thanks for the recipe..

Dina said...

i love buttermilk blue cheese dressing, so creamy and good!

HAPPY IN NEVADA said...

I also like to save a little money by using equal amounts of blue cheese and cottage cheese (large curd) - you get the chunky results and enough flavor from the blue cheese, but you save by not having to double up on the higher price of blue cheese versus cottage cheese.

Also, I think you mean salt and pepper - slat isn't in my cupboard, but it is part of my cupboard's construction (smile).

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