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Blue Cheese Dressing

Yield: about 2 cups

This classic dressing, rich in body and flavor, is amazing on salad, but also try it as a topping on baked potatoes.


  • 4 oz. blue cheese
  • Kosher or fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or crème fraîche
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs. white-wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. garlic paste or 1/4 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. grated yellow onion or 1/4 tsp. granulated onion
  • 1/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh chives

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size 2 Tbs.
  • Calories (kcal) : 80
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 60
  • Fat (g): 7
  • Saturated Fat (g): 2.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 10
  • Sodium (mg): 180
  • Carbohydrates (g): 1
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Sugar (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 2


  • In a medium bowl, combine the cheese, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Using a fork, break the cheese into small crumbles.
  • Add the sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic, onion, and mustard, and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the chives. Serve or store in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 3 days. (This dressing will thicken when chilled; thin with buttermilk, if you like.)


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