Recipe: Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing



I love blue cheese. I adore blue cheese dressing. I use it for Cobb salads, dipping carrot sticks, cucumbers, celery or any other crunchy veggie I can get my hands on. The problem is, blue cheese dressings that you can buy at the store have around fifty ingredients. I try to make it a rule to not eat anything I can't pronounce or couldn't (somewhat) easily make myself. Unfortunately, this typically rules out buying blue cheese dressing. I was happy to figure out an easy solution: making my own. It's simple, contains three (easy to pronounce) ingredients, and is even more delicious than what you can buy at market.

You Will Need:

Note: all measurements are subjective--make to your preferred taste

3/4 cup delicious blue cheese (there are a lot of shades--shop (taste) around and see what you like)
1/2 cup whole fat, no additive sour cream (preferably organic)
1/2 cup milk (preferably raw)
Celtic Sea Salt
Pepper

To start, crumble your blue cheese in a bowl with a fork. (Note: if you want chunky blue cheese dressing, set aside a bit of cheese to add in at the end.)


Next, add the milk and sour cream.


Then, blend all ingredients together with a hand held blender. Make sure you scrape the bottom with a spatula to make sure no cheese is sticking. 


Add salt and pepper to taste. Voila! Creamy blue cheese dressing. (A few variations: If it is thicker than you would prefer, add more milk. If you want "chunky" blue cheese dressing, add in more crumbled , bits of blue cheese.) Enjoy! 

26 comments:

  1. Where do you get your sea salt? I stil have a lot leftover from trader joe's, but I want to get a higher quality kind next.

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    1. I use EDEN's CELTIC SEA SALT. You can get it at MofC, Kiva, or Capella's. It is coarse, but I have a little mortar and pestle I use to crush it. The key to buying sea salt is you want it to be damp. That way you know it is rich in minerals.

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  2. I am going to go to bed dreaming of this....and a lovely cobb salad!

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    1. Nice. Wait... what is a DIL? I'm not up on the internet lingo... :)

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    2. I've been looking for a blue cheese dressing and can't wait to try this. Where we are now (overseas), we can't find sour cream, but I will try will non-fat yogurt.

      I think DIL is daughter-in-law :)

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    3. I've been looking for a blue cheese dressing and will try this, but where we are now (overseas) there's no sour cream, so I'll try non-fat yogurt.

      I think DIL is daughter-in-law :)

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  4. We love Blue Cheese too and this will be an awesome dressing. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Yum! When made right blue cheese dressing is AWESOME. That stuff in a bottle just doesn't taste right anyway. I have never tried to make it on my own. I am definitely trying this!

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    1. I don't think I will ever be able to go back to store bought... it's just not the same. Hope you are doing well, Jen!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for stopping in, Gina!

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  7. Love this -- super easy and a great way to avoid HFCS!

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    1. Yes! Exactly. It's such a shame the HFCS finds its way into things like salad dressings that really don't need sweeteners. Good grief as charlie brown would say. :)

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  8. My husband would love this -- he is a blue cheese freak. :)

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  9. Oh my goodness ! Sounds delicious ! Can't wait to try it this week !!! Thx

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    1. Thanks! Let me know how you like it. I love comments. :)

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  10. How long will it last? I mean, provided you don't eat it all for dinner. :) My husband will love this, too. I don't have an immersion blender, but since he likes his chunky, maybe a mixer will do? Hmm...

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    1. Not long enough! I would say use within a week. Mixer should work fine. Or you can by pre-crumbled blue cheese, too. :) Let me know how you like it!

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  12. Excellent tips! Blue Cheese is my favorite.

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