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I have one of the pickiest husbands in the world.  But despite his extra discriminating palate, he adores my Best Blue Cheese Salad Dressing! I find this hard to comprehend, but I’m not complaining!

Blue Cheese Dressing isn’t just for salads! It’s an excellent dipping sauce and in dishes like this Buffalo Chicken Dip!

Best Blue Cheese Salad Dressing over a simple green salad

Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

Blue cheese is pungent, to say the least. But when you add in some buttermilk, mayonnaise, chives, and more, it mellows and becomes a perfect salad topper.

Even Bill has grown extremely fond of this creamy dressing. Pretty exotic compared to his other two favorites, Ranch and French. He’d pick this blue cheese dressing over my homemade vinaigrette. Some things just cannot be explained!

This dressing transforms a simple mixture of veggies into a spectacular side salad. In the style of a wedge, I added some bacon. Feel free to top wedge of iceberg lettuce with this dreamy, flavorful blue cheese salad dressing if that’s your preference.

Overhead view of the Best Blue Cheese Salad Dressing on a green salad

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Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

A classic creamy blue cheese dressing

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, I like Maytag
  • Spinach or greens of choice
  • Grape or teardrop tomatoes, cut in half
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped


  1. Whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, shallots, chives, lemon juice, salt, pepper and celery salt. Stir in blue cheese, cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  2. Taste for seasonings and whisk in a little more mayo if desired.
  3. Add a handful of greens to each plate. Top with tomatoes, cucumber slices, peppers and bacon. Drizzle with dressing and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 689mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g


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14 comments on “Best Blue Cheese Salad Dressing”

  1. Blue cheese is a beautiful thing – especially atop greens =) Thanks for the inspiration to add in chives. Perfection!

  2. ONE of my dear friends owns friend’s husband is similarly a picky eater, he won’t eat onions but adores French Onion Soup!!!! This dressing is a favourite in our home too, love the buttermilk addition.

  3. I am a new blue cheese convert and lately I’ve been trying to make up for lost time. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Homemade is always the best, Liz. This sounds so creamy and amazing!

  5. Bill and I both love blue cheese salad dressing, especially when there are chunks of cheese in it! So I know this dressing has to be delicious. I seldom make my own dressing but now would be a good time to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Yum! I’ve always loved Blue Cheese dressing. Scott used to hate it. Or at least he thought he did. Years ago, we went out to dinner. I ordered the Blue Cheese Dressing and he ordered a Sour Cream dressing. When the salad’s arrived, he was raving over his and I though mine was quite bland. Guess what? Yup, and he’s been a fan of Blue Cheese dressing ever since! I haven’t had a good recipe myself though, so thanks!!

  7. Love blue cheese, period, but it’s particularly nice in salad dressing. Can’t get enough of it! Yours looks terrific — really deep flavor. Thanks!

  8. I adore blue cheese! This is my kind of salad dressing.

  9. Yep I probably can eat the whole recipe LOVE Bleu cheese dressing nothing better!

  10. This is something like ranch dressing which I love. However, blue cheese is too strong for me. But I am sure it is great for blue cheese lovers!

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