Blue cheese dressing made at home is creamy, tangy, and very rich in taste and texture. This dressing is something you can’t buy even in the most expensive stores.
The creamy sauce with its bittersweet taste is perfect for coating salads and for dipping fresh vegetables such as carrots, celery stalks, and cucumbers.
Whenever you are in the mood for a delicious snack, the blue cheese dressing is one of the best and healthiest options. If you toss your favorite salad with the creamy sauce, you get a healthy treat. If you choose to dip some nachos or chips into the dipping, you get a delicious snack to keep your belly happy during a movie night.
Luckily, the blue cheese dressing is very easy to make besides being very tasty. You don’t need any special cooking skills nor tools to make a dressing better than the ones sold at the supermarket. The homemade blue cheese dressing is fresh and made to fit your exact tastes as you can play with the ingredients and their doses. Never buy another dressing from the store, grab the ingredients, and get to learn how to make the best homemade blue cheese dressing in only 5 minutes.
Ingredients for blue cheese dipping
It only takes a little to make the most you can get out of a dressing. Most probably you already have most if not all the ingredients in your fridge. If you don’t, they can be found easily in any grocery store at a very fair price. For the blue cheese dressing, you will need the following ingredients.
Blue cheese, obviously:) I must admit that I do like blue cheese but I prefer the milder types of cheese over the strong ones. Gorgonzola and Danish Blue will have the mildest flavors and will be my number one option. Strong types of blue cheese may be over pungent, sharp, and salty.
Mayonnaise, both light and regular will fit well. You will add 1/2 of the quantity of the sour cream because mayo can be too heavy. The idea is to make a creamy textured sauce, not a mayo-based dipping.
Sour cream or yogurt. The fine taste of the sour cream will balance the sharpness of the blue cheese. It is a must ingredient for a perfectly set dipping.
Parsley. Fresh herbs don’t need much of an introduction, you know how much extra flavor they add to any dish.
Seasoning like salt and pepper and some water to dilute the consistency.
How to make the blue cheese dipping
It will take a little of your time and effort to make a delicious blue cheese dressing. Gather all the ingredients and grab a bowl to host the sauce.
Pour into the bowl 1 cup of sour cream, add 1/2 cup of mayo and mix till you get an even mass. Grind the cheese with your hands directly into the bowl. Wash your hands and rinse the parsley then finely chop it. I like to chop it thinly because this is how I get the most flavor out of the herb and get a finer consistency of the dipping. Add the parsley to the bowl and stir everything. This is pretty much it. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper and add a few tablespoons of water. Make it as liquid as you like. A salad dressing needs to be more pourable while a nacho dip has to be thicker. You decide on the consistency of the sauce depending on the purpose of it.
Squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice over the sauce and sprinkle some chopped parsley and serve it immediately.
How to store the blue cheese dressing
Store the dressing in an airtight container in the fridge. The longevity of the sauce is up to 5 days. Therefore, you can prepare it in advance and serve it during the week whenever hungry for a creamy and delicious blue cheese dressing served with vegetables, croutons, or nachos.
Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe
- 3-4 oz blue cheese mild
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup parsley chopped
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- 3-4 tbsp water
- Wash and finely chop the parsley
- Mix the mayo and the sour cream into a bowl
- Break the cheese into small pieces with your hands, add to the bowl
- Add the chopped parsley and mix well
- Pour in the water and mix
- Check for salt and pepper