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5 from 2 votes

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

All-natural ingredients make this Blue Cheese Dressing superior to store-bought.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: condiments, dip, Salad


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or use 1 teaspoon garlic paste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 4-6 ounces good quality blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (optional for thickening)


  • Put the buttermilk, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor outfitted with the metal blade. Process until perfectly smooth -- about 5 seconds. Add the cheese, and pulse just until blended. The cheese should remain fairly chunky.
  • Transfer the sauce to a bowl. If the sauce is too thin for its intended purpose (dipping, for instance), stir in the optional sour cream. Then stir in half the parsley. Garnish with the remaining parsley.
  • When covered and refrigerated, the sauce will remain fresh and wonderful for at least 5 days. Enjoy as a dressing for salad greens, as a dipping sauce for crudité or crackers, or as a spread for a humble hamburger.