Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

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There is no better topping for salads than blue cheese dressing. Rich, creamy, and tangy, this homemade blue cheese dressing is the ultimate topper for your favorite salad or dip for chicken wings!

For the perfect salad to use this dressing on, try this Classic Wedge Salad or as a dip for some Parmesan garlic chicken wings? Maybe even with my Detroit honey hot wings?

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese dressing could be added to salads, served with a main cours and of course, used as a dip for hot wings, my personal favorite!

Regardless of how you choose to enjoy it, this simple recipe combines all of the classic ingredients to make a dressing that is the perfect consistency. Not too thick, not too thin, and plenty rich enough to give anything you add it to an incredible flavor.

Ingredients for Blue Cheese Dressing

Please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the exact amounts of ingredients. This is just an overview for you to see if you have everything you need to make this recipe.

  • Blue cheese
  • Buttermilk
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • White wine vinegar
  • Sugar, salt, black pepper & garlic powder

How to Make A Blue Cheese Dressing

  • Whisk together all your ingredients except for blue cheese
  • Crumble your blue cheese and stir into the sauce, being careful not to break it into too small of pieces, some larger chunks are nice in it
  • Refrigerate for a few hours and then use.

How to Make Homemade Buttermilk

While my North American readers will likely know exactly where to find the nearest carton of buttermilk within a few miles radius of their house, not everyone around the world is so lucky.

Buttermilk is a very common ingredient in most parts of the US, but it is a lot rarer in places like Europe and the UK.

To make a close approximation of buttermilk at home, you can combine some heated milk with a little bit of acid.

Heat the same amount of milk on the stove or in the microwave until it is just approaching warm to the touch, and then whisk in some acid. You could use white vinegar here, but lemon juice works great as well.

The acid reacts with the heated fat within the milk, slightly curdling it and creating a flavor and texture that is remarkably similar to buttermilk. If you have extra buttermilk leftover, why not make a Buttermilk Banana Bread?

Can You Eat Your Blue Cheese Dressing Right Away?

While it would be nice to be able to start eating your blue cheese dressing the moment you make it, you need to have a little bit of patience. All the fat within the sauce means that you absolutely need to stick it in the fridge for at least a few hours before you even taste it. The flavors won’t have a chance to get to know each other and meld properly unless you give it the time it needs to chill first.

How to Store Your Blue Cheese Dressing

Storing dressings is always a little bit tricky because they are usually pretty fatty and have a tendency to separate. You can store this blue cheese dressing in a sealed container for about a week and still be able to enjoy it. After a week, though, and all the ingredients will start to separate as the dairy curdles over time, and you will end up with a strange watery sauce.

Hope you find this useful!

Karlynn

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Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Rich, creamy, and tangy, this homemade blue cheese dressing is the ultimate topper for your favorite salad or dip for chicken wings!
5 from 1 votes
Course
Sauces
Cuisine
American
Servings
16 tablespoon servings
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 ounces blue cheese crumbled into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar - to taste!
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder - to taste!
  • ¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce to taste if desired
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, mayo and vinegar. Add the sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Add the Worcestershire sauce to taste if desired.
  • Mix in the blue cheese crumbles, then cover.
  • Refrigerate for a few hours before using for the best results. Mix, and serve.
  • Keep refrigerated in a sealed container for up to a week, any longer and the ingredients will separate or get watery.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe is one that you have to adjust to your own personal preferences! Adjust the spices and the amount of blue cheese to your liking!
  • Try a dash of Worcestershire sauce in this if you want!

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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