How to Make Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

How to Make Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

I already showed you how to make your own mayonnaise, so get that ready, along with a few other creamy ingredients to make this wonderful salad dressing. Even those who think they don’t like blue cheese or the dressing thereof may be pleasantly surprised with the flavor of this recipe.

The main ingredient here, of course, is blue cheese. For the dressing, you should use a mild-tasting blue, such as Dutch or Gorgonzola. You want something that will crumble, too, so a super creamy blue like St. Agur may not work texturally so well. There are many other kinds of blue cheese, though, and I asked at my local Whole Foods cheese counter. They recommended a delicious buttermilk blue, which worked great! Just avoid the strong ones like Stilton or Roquefort.

Make up a batch of this blue cheese dressing for your next hot-wings occasion or to drizzle on your favorite greens. And save enough for the next blog post; have I got a salad for you!

Meanwhile, here’s how to make your own wholesome blue cheese dressing:

Blue Cheese Dressing

Creamy homemade dressing with blue cheese


  • 1/2 cup crumbled mild blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Stir in 1/2 cup cheese and the chives, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes (and up to 3 days) to let the flavors to marry.


Mild blue cheeses include Danish and Gorgonzola. I used a buttermilk blue with GREAT results. Ask your cheesemonger for recommendations.
Most cheese is a bit salty by nature, so be careful adding salt in the seasoning step.

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