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Homemade Staples: Bleu Cheese Dressing

Bleu Cheese Dressing on Iceberg Wedge

As I’ve mentioned before, nothing beats homemade salad dressing.  When I make a dressing I know how fresh it is, and exactly what ingredients are going into it (or not going into it)!

Bleu Cheese Dressing is a big favorite in our home.  It’s great with a variety of different types of salad — but my favorite is what you see above.  A wedge of iceberg lettuce smothered in bleu cheese dressing with fresh bacon.  But anyway you serve it, the pungent, savory flavor of bleu cheese is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Bleu Cheese Dressingmodified from David Lebovitz

  • 4 oz bleu cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 3-4 drops of Worcestershire sauce

In a bowl combine bleu cheese, salt, and pepper.   Mash bleu cheese with the back of a fork until finely crumbled.

Add sour cream, buttermilk, and lemon juice and mix until combined.  Add Worcestershire sauce a drop or two at a time, tasting until you feel that the dressing flavor is where you want it to be.  If dressing is too thick for your taste, add a little more buttermilk until consistency is right.

26 comments on “Homemade Staples: Bleu Cheese Dressing

  1. This is what I order if its on the menu everytime…love me a blue cheese wedge salad.

  2. A Taste of Wintergreen
    May 20, 2013

    Love blue cheese whatever way it comes to me! And also love David Lebovitz. You can’t go wrong with his recipes and your version looks wonderful.

  3. winedownaustin
    May 20, 2013

    That sounds good! I usually make mine with greek yogurt and white wine vinegar, but I’ll try this version next time!

  4. Now, who doesn’t like bacon…???!!!! Mmmmmm …. salad my favotite and sooo refreshing in the summer.

  5. leaner by the lake
    May 20, 2013

    You’re making me seriously need a summer wedge salad! I don’t think I’ve had one in years! Looks great, Kenley!

  6. Thanks for this recipe. My husband loves blue cheese dressing for his Buffalo wings and I am sure he would appreciate it homemade.

  7. gotasté
    May 21, 2013

    Kenley, I got to admit that bleu cheese is something I dare not touch after trying it once…but a sauce maybe 🙂

  8. Sounds so scrumptious, Kenley! I’ve never made homemade bleu cheese dressing before…but reading the ingredient list has me salivating, for sure. Thanks for sharing!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 22, 2013

      Thanks Lauren! I have found that homemade dressings are a must in our house now. It’s great knowing exactly what is in the dressing (since so many store bought ones have a bunch of random things thrown in…lol)

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  10. now at home mom
    May 23, 2013

    Looks very good Kenley! I’ve never tried this! 🙂

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  12. Jueseppi B.
    May 24, 2013

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    I just found this amazing blog/blogger thru another blog friend, ms. Penny Howe….Hello Ms. Kenley Leigh!!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      May 26, 2013

      Why Hello! Thanks for reblogging and thanks so much for following! 🙂

      • Jueseppi B.
        May 27, 2013

        Hello Ms. Kenley. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

      • Green Door Hospitality
        May 27, 2013

        Thanks! You too!

      • Jueseppi B.
        May 27, 2013


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