Blue Cheese Dressing
Blue cheese dressing (or bleu cheese dressing if the place is classy or TGIFriday’s) is one of my top two favorite dressings that I only ever eat at restaurants. The other one being Thousand Island. At home, I always make a quick vinaigrette, but if I’m out and paying top dollar for a salad, you better believe I’m ordering the fancy shit.
But blue cheese dressing is also super duper easy to make at home. And it’s not just for salads! I like to dip celery and carrot sticks in it and tell myself it’s a healthy snack! Or spread it thinly on hot toast and top with a fried egg. Or dig some greasy ol’ Buffalo wings in it. Don’t matter. Do whatcha want. Here’s how to make it.
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Blue Cheese Dressing
Perfect accompaniment to Buffalo wings, crudite, or spinach salads.
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
- 1/4 cup milk or buttermilk*
- 1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2–4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice if not using buttermilk
- Combine the milk, mayonnaise and sour cream in a bowl with a fork or whisk. Add the lemon juice.
- Add the blue cheese, salt and pepper.
- Refrigerate. Keeps well, covered, up to one week.
*Use only 2 tablespoons milk for blue cheese dip
Do you have a particular favorite blue cheese you use for this? I usually buy Point Reyes or Maytag for nibbling. It would never have occurred to me to use it as a dip for carrots and celery and I love recipes that are multi-purpose.
I get the Stella blue cheese from Central Market, and another one, Salemville Amish blue cheese that you can get anywhere I think. They are pretty mild. I like stronger blue cheese on a cheese plate or something, but mild stuff on salads and for dressing.
Thanks for the recommendation. I generally buy cheese at Central Market, too.
I made this tonight and put it on a 1/4 wedge of iceberg lettuce with avocado, Roma tomato, and crumbled bacon. It was sooooo good! I used Stilton blue cheese!
Very good blue cheese dressing that is even better the next day to give the flavours time to develop.
That’s a good suggestion.