Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is the best thing you’ll ever put on your salad! It’s easy to make and fresher, cheaper and better than store-bought!
There are so many things we buy for convenience that doesn’t make sense cents-wise. Perfect examples of these would be bagged salad mixes and bottled salad dressings. I mean, really, how much work or time does it take to tear lettuce? Or whip up homemade salad dressing for that matter? Probably a lot less than it would take to walk down the long aisle to pick up one.
This homemade blue cheese dressing takes but five minutes to whisk together and uses basic ingredients I always keep in stock anyway. I have nothing against Paul Newman (in fact, it’s the brand I choose on the rare occasions I do buy) but this blue cheese dressing from scratch is definitely cheaper, fresher, chunkier and a whole lot better than what you’d find in the store.
This homemade blue cheese dressing recipe makes roughly 1 cup but can be easily halved or doubled. Unfortunately, since it’s made with fresh ingredients and has no added preservatives like commercial dressings, it keeps in the refrigerator for only up to 5 to 7 days. Fortunately, there’re so many delicious ways to enjoy your batch, keeping it for more than 7 days is never a problem.
Not only is it amazing drizzled over salad or as a dip for your favorite finger foods, you can also substitute it for mayo in potato or egg salads and use as a spread for sandwiches or burger. You can use it to flavor chicken casseroles or drizzle on steaks and grilled meats. Any other creative ways you use blue cheese dressing? Share in the comments below!
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
- 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 shallot, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon green onions, chopped
- In a bowl, combine blue cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream.
- Add buttermilk and white wine vinegar and mix together.
- Stir in shallots and green onions.
- Transfer into an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up 5 to 7 days.