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Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

This blue cheese salad dressing recipe is the dressing I make and use most often. It is thick, delicious and has chunks of blue cheese.

Dressing with blue cheese crumbled on top in a clear glass pitcher with two salads in the background

There are so many things I love about this dressing. It’s thick yet creamy, chunky yet smooth and so delicious that you’ll not only want it on your salad but you’ll also use it as a dip for vegetables and chicken wings.

When I was a child, we had a lot of Italian dressing but once I got old enough to buy my own dressing, I’d get blue cheese.

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Then one day, I decided to make my own and I hardly ever buy it now. I only buy it if I can’t find fresh blue cheese.

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Helpful tips

  • I use a powdered buttermilk but you can buy it fresh from the store or make it yourself by adding 1 tablespoon of either apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Let it rest for 10 minutes before using.

How to make blue cheese salad dressing

Pre-step

Get a mixing bowl and spatula.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – Blue cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, mayo, white wine vinegar and garlic powder.

Blue cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, spices and buttermilk on a green background

Step two

I use a powdered buttermilk but you can buy it fresh from the store or make it yourself by adding 1 tablespoon of either apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

Make or pour 1/4 cup of buttermilk.

Step three

Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl.

Buttermilk, yogurt, paprika and blue cheese in a metal bowl

Step four

Mix with a rubber spatula to combine it, and then use a fork to break up some of the blue cheese chunks.

All the ingredients mixed in a metal bowl for the dressing

Step five

Transfer it to a container and put it in the refrigerator for at least a 1/2 hour. It will thicken up nicely.

dressing in a clear glass pitcher with two salads in the background

Time to pour some dressing on his a salad.

Pouring dressing on the easy delicious cobb salad

It goes so well on a Cobb salad! Doesn’t that look scrumptious?

I hope you enjoyed this blue cheese salad dressing recipe!

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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Best Blue Cheese Dressing Ever

This easy and delicious blue cheese dressing recipe is a people pleaser!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dressing
Cuisine: Sauce
Keyword: bleu cheese dressing, blue cheese dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 52kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk (.25 cup – either fresh or make your own – see notes)
  • 3 tablespoons blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • If you have the powdered buttermilk, make that first
  • Add all the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl
  • Stir with a rubber spatula until combined
  • Take a fork and break up some of the bigger pieces of blue cheese, or not – your choice
  • Place it in the fridge for 1/2 hour, it will thicken up
  • Transfer to a pourer
  • Pour
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • I use a powdered buttermilk but you can buy it fresh from the store or make it yourself by adding 1 tablespoon of either apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Let it rest for 10 minutes before using.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 52kcal | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 7mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 12mg
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