This homemade Blue Cheese Salad Dressing is much better than the store-bought ones and comes together in 5 minutes. It’s cool, creamy, tangy with chunks of blue cheese coming in each bite.
Say no to boring salads! Here are some more Salad Dressings, that will make them super delicious – Homemade Italian Dressing, Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing, Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing, Creamy Mango Salad Dressing, and Basil Vinaigrette.
About This Recipe
When the Summer hits in, my craze for salads also begins. What I love most about salads, are their refreshing dressings! I love experimenting with different ingredients to make a flavourful dressing that changes the taste of any boring salad instantly. And this Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing is definitely one of my favorites.
Creamy, cool, tangy, and unique, this Blue Cheese dressing adds a distinct and unique flavor to salads, that no other dressing will do. Made with just 6 ingredients in under 5 minutes, this one also gets its creamy texture from the combination of buttermilk and yogurt.
Use it as a salad dressing or a dipping sauce, this yummy dressing is surely going to win your heart!
This Blue Cheese Dressing is,
- No Carb
- Free of additives and preservatives
- Much better than store bought
- With Buttermilk
- Without Mayonnaise
Blue Cheese – I used Danish Blue Cheese but any type with work just fine. Use the cheese that is not expensive. You can also use milder or strong cheese as per your taste preference. My other fav is gorgonzola blue cheese.
Buttermilk and Yogurt – For the base, I have used Buttermilk and Greek Yogurt. You can also add mayonnaise or Sour Cream to your dressing.
Since I didn’t had buttermilk at hand, I mixed milk with some lemon juice and my buttermilk was ready. In case you don’t want to spend on an entire carton of buttermilk, this trick works just fine.
Salt & Pepper – Finally, enhance the flavour a bit more with a little salt and pepper.
How to make Blue Cheese Salad Dressing?
Add milk and lemon juice in a bowl and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Add all the ingredients in a bowl.
Frequently Asked Questions
If the cheese is made using pasteurized milk, then it is absolutely safe to eat. However, do check with your doctor once before consuming it.
This dressing is unique and delicious because of the use of Blue Cheese and thus it cannot be replaced in the recipe. If you want to try a variation of the same, you can use other Cheese such as Cheddar Cheese, Processed Cheese, or any other cheese that you prefer.
If you have not stored blue cheese properly, it will decrease its shelve life. If it is stored properly, it will remain good for about 3 to 4 weeks. It stays good for a longer time when frozen, but it changes its appearance and texture a bit.
Pro Tips by Neha
Don’t open a new carton of buttermilk to make this dressing. Just mix milk with lemon juice and your instant buttermilk is ready in no time.
Always chill this dressing for at least 4-5 hours before serving. It makes a lot of difference in the flavor.
This recipe can be easily halved, doubled, or tripled.
Add a splash of Worcestershire Sauce for a taste change.
If using the dressing for salad, you can thin it down using some milk or water. If using it as a dipping sauce, thick consistency works best.
You can also add some mayonnaise and sour cream to this recipe. In fact, some people make it without buttermilk and use mayonnaise and sour cream instead.
You can also add in some finely chopped parsley or any fresh herb in this dressing, for an added flavor.
Blend the dressing in a blender if you do not like the chunks of cheese coming into your mouth.
This Blue Cheese Dressing will last in the fridge for about 2-3 weeks when stored in an air-tight container.
When it comes to freezing the same, dairy products do not freeze very well. When you thaw them, the texture changes. So I would not recommend freezing this dressing.
You can add this into your Salads to make it nice, rich, and creamy. It works great on Veggie salads, fruit salads, wedge salad, and coleslaws.
You can serve it as a dip with Chips, Crackers, Nachos etc.
I love it with some Buffalo wings, but you can serve it with any spicy or fried snack or appetizer. It tastes great with almost everything. My personal fav to serve with this dressing are Parmesan Roasted Broccoli, Sweet Potato Wedges, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.
It also tastes great with Potato Fries or Potato Wedges. You can try it with other Vegetable wedges too.
You can use it as a spread in your sandwiches, burger and wraps.
You can top your Baked Potato or Veggies with this blue cheese dressing.
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Blue Cheese Salad Dressing Recipe
- ¼ cup Milk
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 200 g Blue Cheese (Crumbled)
- ½ cup Greek Yogurt
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Ground Pepper
- Add milk and lemon juice in a bowl and let it rest for 5 minutes.
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Use over salads.